The Realisation of the Absolute :2.(b).14.

The Realisation of the Absolute :

Chapter-2.The Nature of the World

(b) .The Critique of Duality - 14.

Space and time are swallowed up in the being of the Reality and plurality cannot exist unless there is something second to Brahmam, which persists eternally. Eternal duality or plurality is impossible, as can be seen from an examination of the nature of Consciousness, and we are compelled to admit the homogeneous character of Brahman's essence.

If being and becoming are identical, the cause of the appearance of the world must be attributed to some mysterious and inscrutable ignorance and cannot itself be given a place in existence.

Duality cannot survive and individuality cannot exist in the Truth of Brahmam.

"Where there is duality, as it were, there one sees the other,— But where everything is one's own Self, then, whom would one see?" —Brih. Up., II. 4. 14.

"Where one sees nothing else, hears nothing else, understands nothing else, that is the Infinite." —Chh. Up., VII. 24.

Swami Krishnananda

To be continued  .....