Chapter-2.The Nature of the World
(C): The World as Cosmic Thought : 2.
The world exists because the mind functions on a dualistic basis.
There is sound because there is the ear and there is colour because there is the eye.
The individual exists as such because it thinks.
The one universal vibration is received by the senses in the different forms in which alone they are capable of receiving it on account of their specific constitutions.
Substance, quality and relation; name, form and action, endlessly dissipate themselves.
All forms are hanging on one another without any basic intelligibility in their relations.
No form is self-existent.
One form cannot be distinguished from the other except in an artificial and unintelligible way.
The connections of causes and effects and forms of existence are based on a temporary faith and not on true understanding.
Transcendence of thinking annihilates the individual, which, then, rests as the Absolute, and together with it the vast world is exalted to Pure Being.
When water is disturbed, the sun seems to shake; when the consciousness that is objectified fluctuates, the One appears as the many.
The dance of ideas is the world of experience.
These ideas are the phases of the cosmic creative force. Space is a special mode of particularisation and is within the constructive consciousness.
The whole phenomenal world is a particularisation by the apparently active and perceiving universal consciousness.
To be continued .....