Chapter 4: The Nature of Reality : 4.2
4. Space, Time and Causation-2.
Time, too, is denied in Brahman.
“That which is past, present and future, and that which transcends this threefold distinction of time, is the indestructible Om, the All, which is Brahman”
(Mand. Up., 1, 2).
Brahman is anadi and ananta, i.e., of infinite duration, which is timelessness.
“Over that bridge (which is the Atman), neither day, nor night, nor old age, nor death can cross” (Chh. Up., VIII. 4. 1).
The instantaneous duration of the flash of consciousness, its absolute immediacy of experience, its independence over limit, its non-objective nature, marks out its timeless being.
There is no world-process in the essential Reality, for all process is change.
Causation is motion, and that which is perfectly real cannot be said to move. Movement is transitoriness of nature, but Brahman is eternal.
Changelessness is causation lessness.
The Imperishable, the akshara, is without even the least tinge of action.
To be continued ...