TROTA | CHAPTER 4 | SEL0457 | IMMANTRANSCENDENT

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TROTA | CHAPTER 4 | SEL0457 | SWAMI KRISHNANANDA

|| 4.05 | BRAHMAN AS GOD OR ISHVARA ||

The Purusha does not completely manifest in the form of the universe ; only a small aspect is expressed as relativity — the larger aspect exists unmanifested and remains as the shining Immutable .

This does not suggest that GOD can be divided into aspects or cut into parts , but only means figuratively that GOD is not in any way limited but is above manifestation , though is also the Self of all that is manifested .

GOD is both immanent and transcendent , present in every speck of the universe , and yet transcends it to an inconceivable extent .

Truth is neither a pantheism nor a deism which consider GOD as either wholly exhausted in the world or existing wholly beyond the world .

The universe is one organic unity sustained by the single being of GOD , of whom everything is a part , and who is the inner and outer reality of everything .

Absolutism is the highest point , the culmination of all true philosophy , according to which the Absolute Spirit or the Absolute GOD is the only Reality .

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