The Realisation of the Absolute :4-1-24.




Chapter 4: The Nature of Reality : 1-24.

1. BRAHMAN AS EXISTENCE OR BEING : 24.

Existence is indivisible and is its own explanation. Existence cannot be defined since it has no specific characteristics, and since it never becomes an object of knowledge.

It is the reality of the object as well as of the subject.

The body, the vital energy, the senses, the mind, the intellect and even the very condition of all these objective manifestations have as their reality this supreme Existence.

The realm of the knower and the known, i.e., the entire universe in all its aspects and states, is ultimately found to be based on Existence which is imperishable.
The universe is a condition, a mode of experience, and this mode can have meaning only when it is rooted in Existence which is at once eternal and infinite.
Existence, pure and perfect, is the Absolute, the supreme Brahman proclaimed in the Upanishads.

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Swami Krishnananda
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