The Realisation of the Absolute :4-1.2.

Badrinath Temple

Chapter 4: The Nature of Reality : 1


Being is truth in the transcendent sense without reference to anything else.

It does not pay heed to the difficulty of man that he cannot transcend the limitations of relativistic consciousness and so naturally takes the value and meaning of the relative order to be the truth.

The highest value of truth is equated with pure being, for non-being can have no value.

“Existence (Being) alone was this in the beginning, one alone without a second.” —Chh. Up., VI. 2. 1.

Brahman is that which is permanent in things that change.

It is without name and form, which two are the characteristic natures of the world of appearance, and is essentially existence-absolute.

Existence can never change, never perish, though things in which also it is, perish.

Hence existence is the nature of Reality and is different from the things of form and name.

Swami Krishnananda
To be continued   .....