The Realisation of the Absolute :4- 2- 9.

Chapter 4: The Nature of Reality : 2.

2. Brahmam as Consciousness or Intelligence-9.

Even if there be the slightest distinction within the constitutive essence of the knower, i.e., if the knower is made up of parts, complete synthesised knowledge would never have been possible.

If there is a division within the knower, what is the relation between one part and another therein?

If one part is different from the other, what is that which exists between one part and another?

The question cannot be answered, as knowledge does not admit of space within itself, as knowledge is presupposed by the idea of space and the notion of time and causality.

If the parts which are said to constitute the consciousness or the knower are not differentiated by anything other than the knower, then, the knower does not become a composite of parts, but exists as an undivided consciousness which is absolutely identical with itself.

The nature of the knower must be knowledge itself.

 If not, what is the nature of the knower?

The most fundamental experience is consciousness or awareness, pure and simple, free from the self-contradictory divisions and fluctuations of thought.

None can experience anything greater than or equal to consciousness as the ultimate basis of all experiences in life.

Swami Krishnananda
To be continued  ...