TROTA | CHAPTER 4 | SEL0311-4 | SWAMI KRISHNANANDA
|| 4.01 | BRAHMAN AS EXISTENCE OR BEING ||
The Real alone knows the Real . None else can know it . To know the Real is to be the Real .
We cannot stand apart from IT and at the same time know IT .
The moment we undertake the task of seeking the Real , we simultaneously start digging the grave for our separate individual existence .
The glorious consciousness of the supreme Truth is the complete transcendence of the miserly clinging to forms which appear to be other than one’s own Self , and to one’s own apparently individual localized life .
To live in The Absolute which is Real is to die to the individual which is unreal .
One becomes non-existent , who knows that Brahman is non-existent . Who knows that Brahman Exists , is said to Exist Truly . ( Taittiriya Up II.6 )
Not to know the Whole is to be limited to the part-consciousness which is not truly existent , which is mortal , and hence , equal to non-being in the Absolute sense .
To truly live is to be conscious of the Real Existence which is without the disease of transformation and death .
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