TROTA | CHAPTER 4 | SEL0328 TO SEL0335

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TROTA | CHAPTER 4 | SEL0328 | SWAMI KRISHNANANDA

|| 4.01 | BRAHMAN AS EXISTENCE OR BEING | CONT ||

Existence is what is invariably present in all the processes of knowing .

Everything is known to exist , though the existence of a thing may be qualified by the limiting factors which constitute the individuality of that thing .

There can be no idea or knowledge , no action and no value , not even life itself , without existence .


TROTA | CHAPTER 4 | SEL0329 | SWAMI KRISHNANANDA

In the objective universe of names and forms there is the permanent principle of existence underlying all names and forms .

Even if everything dies and is lost , the existence which supported that condition which is no more , cannot die or be lost .


TROTA | CHAPTER 4 | SEL0330 | SWAMI KRISHNANANDA

Since existence cannot change , there can be no death or birth for existence . Existence is eternal .


TROTA | CHAPTER 4 | SEL0331 | SWAMI KRISHNANANDA

The physical form of an external object is subject to transformation , and this transformation is called the process of birth and death .

There is birth and death of forms , states , conditions , modes , but not of existence .

Existence is what enables us to know that there is birth and death , that there is change and modification , etc .


TROTA | CHAPTER 4 | SEL0332 | SWAMI KRISHNANANDA

If existence itself is not , nothing can be .

Everything is in some state or the other .

Though everything is destroyed , the existence therein is not destroyed .

Since existence is the general reality of everything , it must be infinite .


TROTA | CHAPTER 4 | SEL0333 | SWAMI KRISHNANANDA

Existence can have no limitations , boundaries or divisions either within itself or outside itself .

Existence is indivisible and is its own explanation .

Existence cannot be defined since it has no specific characteristics , and since it never becomes an object of knowledge .


TROTA | CHAPTER 4 | SEL0334 | SWAMI KRISHNANANDA

Existence is the reality of the object as well as of the subject .

The body , the vital energy , the senses , the mind , the intellect and even the very condition of all these objective manifestations have as their reality this supreme Existence .


TROTA | CHAPTER 4 | SEL0335 | SWAMI KRISHNANANDA

The realm of the knower and the known , ie , the entire universe in all its aspects and states , is ultimately found to be based on Existence which is imperishable .

The universe is a condition , a mode of experience , and this mode can have meaning only when it is rooted in Existence which is at once eternal and infinite .

Existence , pure and perfect , is the Absolute , the supreme Brahman proclaimed in the Upanishads .

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