The Realisation of the Absolute :4- 2- 5.

Chapter 4: The Nature of Reality : 2 -5.

2. Brahman as Consciousness or Intelligence -5.

All knowledge is a reflection of the Self-existent Reality-Consciousness, a shadow of Brahman-Intelligence.

Even a master-genius in all possible branches of learning and arts ever known can have only a semblance of the absolute Wisdom-Mass reflected through his intellect which is only a feeble apology for true knowledge.

Even the best inspiration of the greatest poet is only a reflection of Brahman-Knowledge.

There is no intelligence, either on earth or in heaven, which can be equal to the Intelligence of the Absolute, because all differentiated beings have only partial intelligence and can never experience Brahman-Consciousness as long as they remain as individuals separated from the Whole.

The mind, the intellect and the senses are, therefore, not intelligent; it is Brahman that is Intelligence and Light of lights, jyotisham jyotih.

This knowing Subject is unseizable, indestructible, unattached, unbound, changeless, unaffected.

It stands opposed to everything that is objective, as light is set against darkness.

It eludes the grasp of him who is engaged in objective consciousness.

The whole world is objectively busy, and therefore, Brahman is unknown to the world.

We are always conscious of something other than the Self, both in the waking and the dreaming consciousness.

Swami Krishnananda
To be continued  ...


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