The Realisation of the Absolute :3-1-1

Chapter 3: The Need for Integral Knowledge -1


The world, as it appears, is found to be lacking in reality, and so, is unreal. Hence the need for the higher Light.

"What is That by knowing which this everything becomes known?" —Mund. Up., 1. 1.3.

"By which the Unheard becomes heard, the Unthought becomes thought, the Ununderstood becomes understood." —Chh. Up., VI. 1. 3.

The knowledge of everything through the knowledge of One Thing implies that everything is made up of that One Thing.

That the misconception of things being really made of differing natures has to be set aright is pointed out by the disgust that arises in clinging to the notion of the multiple permanence of beings and a passion for catching completely whatever that must exist.

The growth of intelligence tends towards urging the individual to grasp the totality of existence at a stroke.

This constructive impulse is inherent and is vigorously active both in the instinctive mind and the scientific intellect.

The individual is a consciousness-centre characterised by the imperfections of limitation, birth, growth, change, decay and death.

Thought is objectified consciousness.

The greater the objectification, the denser is the ignorance and the acuter are the pains suffered.

Swami Krishnananda
To be continued   .....


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