The Realisation of the Absolute :3-5-3.

Chapter 3: The Need for Integral Knowledge -5


Even the highest psychic achievement is not outside the range of relativity, and psychology is as good as physical science in the face of spiritual knowledge.

The mightiest feat falls short of the true, and the pride of human intelligence is humiliated when the Upanishads say that the Absolute eludes all understanding and the mind turns back from it, unable to reach it.

The human being has not explored even the mental region, which is so vast that it mocks at the futile efforts of the selfish individual to bring it under his control.

The deceived soul fears death of its body, death of what it considers as dear.

It loves objects which do not promise real satisfaction.

It is true culture which aims at grasping the supreme Truth, no matter how much of the world is to be sacrificed in its pursuit.

Every bit of gain in the realm of Truth involves a loss—if at all it is a loss—in the world of experience.

The dream-objects have to vanish if waking experience is to be had.

The glorious life is to dawn upon earth the moment individuals begin to live in the consciousness of the basic substratum of the Infinite Reality which is not only metaphysical but also metapsychical.

Swami Krishnananda
To be continued   .....