The Realisation of the Absolute :2. ( c )-1.

Chapter-2.The Nature of the World

(C): The World as Cosmic Thought : 1.

We are led to conclude that the ideas of space and time, form and name are the contents of the cosmic creative Consciousness.

There is objectively nothing but luminous Consciousness which appears to be split up into the diversity of a world due to the fluctuations in the knowing process.

The process of objective knowledge has the ability to divest the Absolute, as it were, of the revelation of its essential nature, and give a presentation of a multitudinous variety, even as a prism has the property of diffusing the one mass of light into heterogeneous rays.

We cannot say whether there is any objective world independent of the knowledge of which it is the object.

It cannot even be said whether any world exists when duality is transcended in knowledge.

What is the proof for the existence of the world when it is not known?

How can we say that there is any world at all beyond the activity of cosmic thought?

We cannot see and sense the world and its contents in the same form when the organs of sense and the mind are differently constituted.

Swami Krishnananda

To be continued   .....