The Realisation of the Absolute :4-1-14.

Chapter 4: The Nature of Reality : 1-14.


Brahmam is established “on its own Greatness, or, rather, not on greatness at all” (Chh. Up., VII. 24).

It is the divisionless, partless, mass of plenitude—

on what can it establish itself ?

The Self-existent Brahmam is supported by nothing,

for everything is supported by it.

It is childish to say that it has established fame, though its Name is “Great Fame” (Svet. Up., IV. 19).

 “Here, on earth, people call cows and horses, elephants and gold, servants and wives, fields and houses as constituting greatness”;

but Brahmam is not of the greatness of this type,

because here greatness is dependent on an external object.

The greatness of Brahmam lies in its own Being, and not on anything second.

Swami Krishnananda
To be continued   .....


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