Chapter 4: The Nature of Reality : 3.5
3. Brahman as Bliss or Happiness-5.
If the Absolute can be called Life, everything else is but death. It is beyond even the highest of the intellect—God.
It is not God, it is the essence of God, the highest of intuition.
It is the General Impersonal beyond distinction.
It is the Great Immobility whereby all is moved.
“All things exist for the sake of this Infinite Self.”
“If we do not regard them as such, they would vanish for us.”
We love all things because we love the Infinite which we ourselves are.
In every act of mental love, the Infinite is calling unto the Infinite, which is in and for itself.
We do not love anything for its own sake; we love everything for the sake of the Self.
This Self is not anything that we know. It is not even consciousness as we understand it, for consciousness in the ordinary sense is a fleeting phenomenon due to the entry of Reality in the elements which produce forms.
All that exists is the division less Reality.
“Such, indeed, is Immortality,” said Yajnavalkya.
To be continued ...