The Realisation of the Absolute :4-1-15.

Chapter 4: The Nature of Reality : 1-15.


“Brahman alone, the Greatest, is this whole universe.” —Mund. Up., II. 2. 11.

“Verily, that Great, unborn Self, undecaying, undying, immortal, fearless, is Brahman.”

The whole of Reality is not exhausted in this world-process.

“Encompassing the whole universe He extends beyond it to infinity.

Whatever is here is this Purusha alone, whatever was and whatever will be.

He is the Lord of immortality.

Such is His greatness yet the Purusha is greater still.

All beings are one-fourth of Him,

His three-fourths hail as the immortal beyond the dust of the earth” (Rigveda, X. 90).

“Unmoving, it is swifter than the mind”, for the Real which is the Self is presupposed by all forms of thought.

“The senses fall back in trying to reach it.”

“Ahead of others running, it goes standing.”

“It moves, and it moves not”; it is other than what is static and kinetic.

“It is far, and it is near; it is within all this, and it is outside all this.”

It is the Self, the being of all. “Sitting, it goes far.

Swami Krishnananda
To be continued   .....