The Realisation of the Absolute :3-5-4.

Chapter 3: The Need for Integral Knowledge -5


The Upanishad declares that for them who depart hence without having realised the Truth, the Atman of all, there is no freedom in all the worlds, they are heteronomous, pitiable, and they wander in perishable lands.

Every true civilisation, if it is not meant to deceive itself, has to gird up its loins for Self-realisation.

The spiritual aspirants are not, as it is commonly supposed, some queer type of people who have strayed away from the general intelligent humanity.

On the other hand, they are the cream of the whole of mankind.

The value of a person is nothing if he does not aspire for the realisation of the Eternal Good, the Good not merely of this or that class of men, but of the entire universe.

All are here so that they may perfect themselves absolutely, for which men are endowed with intelligence, and without which their intelligence has no substance in it.

Perfection is Absolute-Experience, brahma-anubhava, the Consciousness of Reality.

Chapter : 3. The Need for Integral Knowledge - ENDS.

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Swami Krishnananda
To be continued   .....