Chapter 4: The Nature of Reality : 1-12.
1. BRAHMAN AS EXISTENCE OR BEING : 12.
“How can being be produced from non-being?” —Chh. Up., VI. 2. 1.
“The sacred teaching is that It is Being of being.” —Brih Up., II. 1. 20.
It is Being that gives existence even to non-being. Being covers non-being from both sides.
In the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad (V. 5. 1), the word “satyam” is explained as constituting the three syllables ‘sa’, ‘ti’ and ‘yam’, the first and the last syllables being truth and the middle one untruth, thus, truth covering untruth from both sides, and the unreal world acquires the semblance of truth by being within the Truth which is incorruptible Being.
And, further, Truth alone is said to triumph, not untruth (Mund. Up., III 1. 6), thus giving a distinct reality to what “is” as contrasted from what “is not”. That which changes is untrue and that which is constant is true.
Non-being vanishes into Being which comprehends in itself the highest possible values which are the aim of the general aspirations of all individuals.
No one wants not-to-be, everyone wishes to exist in some form or the other.
To be continued .....