TROTA | CHAPTER 4 | SEL0358+ | IT KNOWS ITSELF

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TROTA | CHAPTER 4 | SEL0364 | SWAMI KRISHNANANDA

|| 4.02 | BRAHMAN AS CONSCIOUSNESS OR INTELLIGENCE ||

" Whoever knows I AM THE ABSOLUTE becomes this ALL . "
( Brih . Up . I . 4 . 10 )

IT is the Infinitude of the intensest Knowledge .
IT Knows ITSELF as Self-Identical .

" There is none who knows IT .
IT is the Great Primeval Being . " ( Svet . Up . III . 19 )

IT is supramental Awareness which constitutes the essence of Existence . IT is Consciousness without thought .

IT is " param vijnanat " , " superior to relational knowledge " .

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The Real is the ABSOLUTE knowing Subject , and hence ,

" IT cannot be AN OBJECT of Worship " . ( Kena Up . I . 4 )

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The Real sees not and knows not anything ;
IT is seeing and knowing ITSELF .

" IT , the Seer and the Knower , has no interruption of seeing and knowing , because IT is Indestructible — there is nothing second to and distinct from IT , for IT to see and know . "

" Even as a lump of salt has no distinguishable in or out , and consists through and through entirely of the essence of savour , so in truth this Self has no in and out , and consists through and through entirely of the mass of Consciousness . " ( Brih . Up . IV . 5 . 13 )

" As a lump of salt thrown into water would dissolve in the water itself , and there would be nothing of it to be picked up , but wherever one may take it , it tastes salt alone , so indeed is this Great Being , Infinite , Endless , only a mass of Consciousness . " ( Brih . Up . II . 4 . 12 )

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