The Realisation of the Absolute :4-1-21.



Chapter 4: The Nature of Reality : 1-21.

1. BRAHMAN AS EXISTENCE OR BEING : 21.



Becoming is not completeness of existence, whereas perfect Being implies Fullness.

The Absolute does not grow or evolve. It is not a process stretching beyond itself.

If it were so, the Absolute would be involved in space, time and causation, and would cease to be the Absolute.

The Absolute is perfect Oneness and not a system of plural beings co-existing as reals with action and reaction among themselves.

It is not a complex mass of relations.

If the Absolute is considered as a system, then its parts must be either identical with it or different from it.

If they are identical, their individualities are lost; if different, the relation between them becomes unintelligible.

The Absolute can only be Being free from all kinds of differences.

It must be Partless, Eternal, Homogeneous Existence, “One only without a second.”

Existence is the most universal concept which leaves nothing whatsoever outside it.


Swami Krishnananda
To be continued   ...



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