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TROTA | CHAPTER 3 | SEL0248 | SWAMI KRISHNANANDA

|| 3.05 | THE REALISATION OF ONENESS IN THE SPIRIT ||

One must go beyond all that causes duality , even the intellect , and take resort in the transcendent silence .

" One should not play too much upon words , for it is mere weariness of speech . "

" The Brahmana should , knowing It , renounce learning , and stand childlike and silent . "


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The intellect is the seat of egoism , and the highest learning is only apara vidya , not above the phenomena of nature .

The intellect has no light of its own , independent of the Self , any more than the moon has any light other than that of the sun .

Consciousness gets diffused through the distractive intellect and creates the perception of multiplicity .


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" Dismissing all other words , It alone is to be meditated upon and known , the bridge to Immortality . "

Further , it is erroneous on the part of an individual to take seriously the many forms of perception .

These forms float in Truth even as bubbles in the ocean . They cannot exist apart from the ocean of Truth .


TROTA | CHAPTER 3 | SEL0251 | SWAMI KRISHNANANDA

There is a beautiful enunciation in the Chhandogya Upanishad as to how the desire of the perfected soul gives rise to whatever it wants .

" Whatever end one is desirous of attaining , whatever desire one desires , merely out of one's will it arises . Possessed of it one glories . " ( VIII . 2 . 10 )


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The names and forms of the world are the effects of the piled up desire-impressions of all the manifested and the unmanifested individuals that inhabit it .

Since destruction of all desires brings about destruction of all forms in the state of Self-realisation , the forms are unreal , being dependent on the desire-impulses of the collective perceiving consciousness .


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It is idle to be pleased with the business of life , however charming it may appear to the deluded individual .


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The misery of humanity is rooted in the ignorance of Truth , and true civilisation , culture or renaissance of any kind meant for the betterment of humanity cannot lose sight of the fact that no perennial peace is going to reign over the earth as long as the minds of humans are caught in the whirlpool of attraction to the multifarious and steeped in the ignorance of the Reality which is common to all .


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There is no purpose in art or science , in cleverness of intellect or skill in any branch of knowledge , if its dance is only within the prison-house of the physical consciousness .

Even the highest psychic achievement is not outside the range of relativity , and psychology is as good as physical science in the face of spiritual knowledge .

The mightiest feat falls short of the true , and the pride of human intelligence is humiliated when the Upanishads say that the Absolute eludes all understanding and the mind turns back from it , unable to reach it .


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The human being has not explored even the mental region , which is so vast that it mocks at the futile efforts of the selfish individual to bring it under one's control .


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The deceived soul fears death of its body , death of what it considers as dear .

It loves objects which do not promise real satisfaction .


TROTA | CHAPTER 3 | SEL0258 | SWAMI KRISHNANANDA

It is true culture which aims at grasping the supreme Truth , no matter how much of the world is to be sacrificed in its pursuit .

Every bit of gain in the realm of Truth involves a loss — if at all it is a loss — in the world of experience .

The dream-objects have to vanish if waking experience is to be had .


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The glorious life is to dawn upon earth the moment individuals begin to live in the consciousness of the basic substratum of the Infinite Reality which is not only metaphysical but also metapsychical .


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The Upanishad declares that for them who depart hence without having realised the Truth , the Atman of all , there is no freedom in all the worlds , they are heteronomous , pitiable , and they wander in perishable lands .


TROTA | CHAPTER 3 | SEL0261 | SWAMI KRISHNANANDA

Every true civilisation , if it is not meant to deceive itself , has to gird up its loins for Self-realisation .


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The spiritual aspirants are not , as it is commonly supposed , some queer type of people who have strayed away from the general intelligent humanity . On the other hand , they are the cream of the whole of humanity .

The value of a person is nothing if one does not aspire for the realisation of the Eternal Good , the Good not merely of this or that class of humans , but of the entire universe .


TROTA | CHAPTER 3 | SEL0263 | SWAMI KRISHNANANDA

All are here so that they may perfect themselves absolutely , for which humans are endowed with intelligence , and without which their intelligence has no substance in it .

Perfection is Absolute-Experience , brahma-anubhava , the Consciousness of Reality .

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