TROTA | CHAPTER 1 | SEL0055 | SWAMI KRISHNANANDA
|| 1.05 | DEGREES IN EMPIRICAL REALITY ||
The capability for such an expansion differs by degrees in different beings , according to the extent of the Reality manifested through them .
TROTA | CHAPTER 1 | SEL0056 | SWAMI KRISHNANANDA
Beings are higher or lower according to the degree of Intelligence that lights up their nature .
Entities in the universe are differentiated through their modes of mentation , which are controlled by the intensity of the Truth presented by them .
Nature appears to be Spirit distorted in multitudinous ways and expressed in different degrees of revelation .
TROTA | CHAPTER 1 | SEL0057 | SWAMI KRISHNANANDA
Individuals marked off within themselves , limited by space and time , bear a variegating relation among one another , in proportion to the depth of the Consciousness realised by them .
The deeper the Consciousness realised by an individual , the nearer it is to the Eternal .
The separative force is the power of individualisation and of the rootedness of the ego-sense .
TROTA | CHAPTER 1 | SEL0058 | SWAMI KRISHNANANDA
The greater the force with which this separative sense is suppressed to Nothingness or expanded to Infinity , the more extensive and deeper is the light and the joy realised and experienced .
From this it would be clear that , excepting that great fiery method of attaining Immediate Self-Experience , the process of Self-realisation must be a progressive one , and that none can fly into a higher state of consciousness without fulfilling the conditions of the lower , the lesser and the grosser states .
TROTA | CHAPTER 1 | SEL0059 | SWAMI KRISHNANANDA
The more limited states of manifestation have to be complied with their demands before one could reach the highest Metaphysical Being .
Stricter discrimination may repudiate the view of a progressive process in Reality , but there is process in all relative conditions , and it is valid as long as duality persists .
TROTA | CHAPTER 1 | SEL0060 | SWAMI KRISHNANANDA
All is well with one whose heart is turned towards acting in accordance with the deathless law of Infinite Life .
No disease , physical or mental , can ever assault one .
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