The Realisation of the Absolute :4-1-13.



Haridwar

Chapter 4: The Nature of Reality : 1-13.

1. BRAHMAN AS EXISTENCE OR BEING : 13.


The truth of Being as the highest principle is ingrained in the consciousness that underlies all cogitating beings.

The Maitrayani Upanishad says that Brahman is :-

“One and limitless, limitless to the east, limitless to the south, limitless to the west, limitless to the north, and above and below, limitless in every direction; for it directions like east exist not, no across, no below, no above; this Paramatman is incomprehensible, infinite, unborn, not to be reasoned about” (VI. 17).

Such a one cannot be a non-being.

It is existence in its greatest completeness.

Extreme and intense existence appears as non-existence.

The extreme of positivity of the Real appears as a negation of everything.

It is dark due to the excess of Light.

It is imperceptible, for it alone is the perceiver.

It is unknowable, for it alone is the knower.

It appears to be nowhere, because it alone is everywhere.

It appears to be nothing, for it alone is everything.

Swami Krishnananda
To be continued   .....



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