The Realisation of the Absolute :2.(b).4.

The Realisation of the Absolute :

Chapter-2.The Nature of the World

(b) .The Critique of Duality - 4.

Compromising philosophers make a false distinction between the individual and the Absolute, between becoming and being, between the finite self and the ultimate Brahmam.

The words "ultimate" and "relative" have no basis outside simple misapprehension of what is really unchanging and eternal.

The Upanishads do not simply mean that duality is not final, but that it has no basis at all in the region of Reality.

The Absolute of the Upanishads is the only Reality, and all forms must, therefore, be non-existent from the point of view of its exact nature.

"Truth alone triumphs; not falsehood." —Mund. Up., III. 1. 6.

A faithfulness to diversity must necessarily end in a failure in the practical walk of life.

The discord of the material universe is kept up by the belief in actual separateness in life, which has deluded the consciousness of the whole race of beings.

Truth is the undivided Absolute.

Truth cannot be twofold.

It is a perversion of the natural intelligence that is the cause of the devotion of individuals to a truth of diversity.

The Absolute and the relative are not two different entities standing like father and son.

The two are the presentation by the human intellect of what is in fact Non-Dual.

Swami Krishnananda

To be continued  .....