TROTA | CHAPTER 1 | SEL0034 TO SEL0041

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TROTA | CHAPTER 1 | SEL0034 | SWAMI KRISHNANANDA

|| 1.03 | THE TRANSCENDENT BEING ||

The teachings of the Upanishads are expressed in the language of the Self — not of the intellect — and , hence , they do not easily go deeply into every soul , unless it possesses a responsive and burning yearning for Absolute-Experience .


TROTA | CHAPTER 1 | SEL0035 | SWAMI KRISHNANANDA

The soul , due to its deviation from the Truth and wandering among the shadows , finds it difficult to hear the voice of the Silence .


TROTA | CHAPTER 1 | SEL0036 | SWAMI KRISHNANANDA

The Upanishads suggest that even the highest achievement in the relative plane — even the creatorship or destroyership of the universe — is , from the ultimate point of view , among the fleeting shadows of phenomenal existence .


TROTA | CHAPTER 1 | SEL0037 | SWAMI KRISHNANANDA

The delicate tendencies which manifest themselves in the process of the blossoming of individuality into the Infinite try to cover the presence of the Truth in the inmost recesses of our being .

Such psychic layers, however brilliant they may be , are , after all , layers of non-being and should not be mistaken for the Real .

Even the subtlest layer is but a veil over the Truth , a " golden vessel " that hides the Essence , and must be transcended before the kernel of Being is reached .


TROTA | CHAPTER 1 | SEL0038 | SWAMI KRISHNANANDA

The delight of unfettered being is beyond all states of relational joy , however extreme that joy may be .

The Bliss of unlimited Consciousness is the zenith of Existence , and everything other than this is condemned as untrue .


TROTA | CHAPTER 1 | SEL0039 | SWAMI KRISHNANANDA

The delight of the Self is the delight of Being . It is the Bliss of Consciousness-Absolute . The Being of Consciousness is the Being of Bliss , Eternal .

It does not lie in achievement but realisation and experience , not invention but discovery .


TROTA | CHAPTER 1 | SEL0040 | SWAMI KRISHNANANDA

The Consciousness is more intense when the objective existence is presented near the subject , still more complete when the subjective and the objective beings are more intimately related , and fully perfected and extended to Absoluteness in the identification of the subject and the object .


TROTA | CHAPTER 1 | SEL0041 | SWAMI KRISHNANANDA

This Pure Consciousness is the same as Pure Bliss , the source of Power and the height of Freedom . This is the supreme Silence of the splendid Plenitude of the Real , where the individual is drowned in the ocean of Being .

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