Chapter 4: The Nature of Reality : 1-17.
1. BRAHMAN AS EXISTENCE OR BEING : 17.
There was neither death nor immortality, for both of these are correlates which have no valid recognition in Reality.
There was neither night nor day, but That One, the source of light existed without motion and change.
It existed as identical with its Power, there was no difference between temporality and eternity.
Other than it there was nothing.
Even the gods cannot say how this creation was caused, for even they were born after creation.
That Source from which the universe sprang, That alone can sustain it, none else.
That One alone knows the truth of its creation, or else, who can know it?
The Real alone knows the Real.
None else can know it.
To know the Real is to be the Real.
We cannot stand apart from it and at the same time know it.
The moment we undertake the task of seeking the Real, we simultaneously start digging the grave for our separate individual existence.
The glorious consciousness of the supreme Truth is the complete transcendence of the niggardly clinging to forms which appear to be other than one’s own Self, and to one’s own apparently individual localised life.
To live in the Absolute which is real is to die to the individual which is unreal.
To be continued .....