TROTA | CHAPTER 1 | SEL0016 TO SEL0033

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TROTA | CHAPTER 1 | SEL0016 | SWAMI KRISHNANANDA

|| 1.02 | THE METHOD OF CONSCIOUS EXPANSION ||

This Infinite Being is not experienced by mere metaphysical speculation , but has its meaning in immediate non-relational experience .

An integral experience necessitates an integral approach , a transformation of the integral personality .

Hence , intellect which is a part of the integral person , cannot reach the Reality which is the Whole .


TROTA | CHAPTER 1 | SEL0017 | SWAMI KRISHNANANDA

The entire consciousness has to be concentrated upon the Ideal to be attained .

Towards this end , it is imperative that the dissipated rays of personal consciousness should be withdrawn to their primal relative source , the root of the individual personality , the purified ego .


TROTA | CHAPTER 1 | SEL0018 | SWAMI KRISHNANANDA

The purified ego-consciousness thus freed from the divergent attractions of sense-perception is allowed to devote itself completely to the higher purpose of conscious expansion into the subtler and vaster states of consciousness .

Each higher state is more extensive , subtler and more inclusive than the lower states , and the power of integration is greater in every succeeding state .


TROTA | CHAPTER 1 | SEL0019 | SWAMI KRISHNANANDA

Forces which cannot be controlled by a certain state of consciousness come under the easy sway of a further superior state , and the ability of the individual to fulfil a certain purpose is greater in more extensive states .

Thus , the innate and the ultimate nature of consciousness should necessarily be all-inclusive , the most extensive and , hence , Infinite .

The Consciousness and Power of this climax of Being is illimitable , for , there is nothing second to this essential condition of existence .


TROTA | CHAPTER 1 | SEL0020 | SWAMI KRISHNANANDA

The conscious establishment of the self in this homogeneous essence is achieved through a sacrifice of the individual separateness to the Fullness of Infinitude .


TROTA | CHAPTER 1 | SEL0021 | SWAMI KRISHNANANDA

The Upanishads are the legacies of those who transcended the finite consciousness of a miserable individuality and hailed supreme in the Wholeness of Experience .


TROTA | CHAPTER 1 | SEL0022 | SWAMI KRISHNANANDA

The limitedness of diversified life is pointed out by the fact that the individual living such a life is put to the necessity of feeling a want of things and states other than those that are its own .


TROTA | CHAPTER 1 | SEL0023 | SWAMI KRISHNANANDA

Objective existence itself is a demarcation in the unity of existence’s permanent nature , and the presentation of the untruth of relativity in undifferentiated being cannot win final victory .


TROTA | CHAPTER 1 | SEL0024 | SWAMI KRISHNANANDA

Even against the surface-conscience there is an urge from within the depth of every being to become the All , whether this is felt perfectly or otherwise .


TROTA | CHAPTER 1 | SEL0025 | SWAMI KRISHNANANDA

The Upanishads are the ripe fruits of such fine flowers blossomed out in the Light of the Wisdom-Sun . They lead us to the Whole , who are but its psychological parts .


TROTA | CHAPTER 1 | SEL0026 | SWAMI KRISHNANANDA

The Upanishads are thoroughly spiritual and , hence , advocate the most catholic doctrine of the Yoga of Truth-realisation .

Their teachings are not the product of an intellectual wonder or curiosity , but the effect of an intense and irresistible pressure of a practical need arising from the evil of attachment to individual existence .


TROTA | CHAPTER 1 | SEL0027 | SWAMI KRISHNANANDA

The task of the Seers was to remedy this defect in life , which , they realised , was due to the consciousness of separateness of being and the desire to acquire and become what one is not .

The remedy lies in acquiring and becoming everything , expressed all too imperfectly by the words " Infinity " , " Immortality " , and the like .


TROTA | CHAPTER 1 | SEL0028 | SWAMI KRISHNANANDA

The central problem of every one of us is the overcoming of the illness of individual life and the attainment of the state of perfection , peace and bliss .

The Upanishads point out the " End " as well as the " Means " and , since those sages had the Integral Knowledge of Reality , the method of approach to it they point out is also befitting the Ideal , viz , it is integral .

The practice of such an ideal " sadhana " for deliverance from the thralldom of relational life leads one to the shining region of unalloyed happiness .


TROTA | CHAPTER 1 | SEL0029 | SWAMI KRISHNANANDA

The differences among the conceptions regarding the efficacies of the various methods of the transformation of personality into the higher consciousness are due to the varying temperaments and grades of experience of those engaged in the task of realising the Divine Existence .

Each of the ego-centers is different from the other in consciousness and experience . They require higher touches of experience varying in degree , in proportion to the subtlety of the condition of their present state of consciousness .


TROTA | CHAPTER 1 | SEL0030 | SWAMI KRISHNANANDA

We may assert that though the fundamental view presented in the declarations of the Upanishads is the one taken by the highest class of the seekers after Truth — a thorough-going intuitional Absolutism — one will not fail to find in them deepest proclamations touching all the aspects of the psychological constitution of the human being in general .


TROTA | CHAPTER 1 | SEL0031 | SWAMI KRISHNANANDA

The light and the heat of the sun are not useless to any existing entity of the universe — whatever be the way and degree in which it may make use of the sun’s presence — and the Upanishadic statements of the integral Truth are not useless to any aspect of the human and to no method of approach to Reality ; for , " integrality " includes all " aspects " .


TROTA | CHAPTER 1 | SEL0032 | SWAMI KRISHNANANDA

This Integration of Being can be achieved even in this very life . It is not necessary to take some more rounds of births and deaths for the purpose , provided the integration is effected before the shaking off of the physical sheath , through persistent meditation on Reality and negation of separative consciousness .


TROTA | CHAPTER 1 | SEL0033 | SWAMI KRISHNANANDA

The quickness of the process of Attainment depends upon the intensity of the power of such meditation , both in its negative and assertive aspects .

A dehypnotisation of the consciousness of physicality and individuality is the essential purpose of all methods of spiritual meditation .

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