The Realisation of the Absolute :3-4-2

Chapter 3: The Need for Integral Knowledge -4


"Arise! Awake! Obtaining men of wisdom, know (it)." —Katha Up., III. 14.

"Those who know this become immortal; but others go only to sorrow."——Brih. Up., IV. 4. 14.

Therefore, the imperative "Know Thyself."

The Svetasvatara Upanishad is emphatic that only "when men roll up space, as if it were a piece of leather, will there be an end of sorrow without the knowledge of the Divine Being" (VI. 20).

It further affirms that there is nothing more to be known than this essence of the Self, nothing is there higher than this, nothing greater ever existent.

There is no other way for going over there—na anyah pantha vidyate ayanaya—than to know that Purusha who shines like the sun beyond the realm of the darkness of ignorance.

To know Him is to be saved.

Not to know Him is death.

Swami Krishnananda
To be continued   .....


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