The Realisation of the Absolute :4-1-11.

Haridwar

Chapter 4: The Nature of Reality : 1

1. BRAHMAN AS EXISTENCE OR BEING : 11.

But, if anything is at all to be said about the Ideal and Goal of life of an individual, we cannot get on with such a perplexing conception of Reality.

To us Reality is what can be the highest in the strict logical sense.

Though Reality transcends logic and reason, philosophy cannot do so, for nothing in this world is possible without the functioning of thought in some way or the other.

We are thinking beings, and to us all that is real must be intelligible.

If anything is unintelligible, we can have no relations with it.

The Real is, therefore, Being, rather than non-being, Consciousness, rather than unconsciousness, Bliss, rather than pain.

There is no sense in non-being, for non-being also must at least “be”.

Consciousness itself is being, and unless even non-being and unconsciousness are objects of consciousness, there can be no meaning in them.

Swami Krishnananda
To be continued   .....

Swami Krishnananda with Guru Swami Sivananda

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