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SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0087 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| THE NATURE OF TRUTH OR BRAHMAN ||

Truth is simple ; it is made to appear complex by the distractive intellect .

The sublimest things are always the most simple .


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0088 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| THE NATURE OF TRUTH OR BRAHMAN ||

Truth alone triumphs ; not falsehood .


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0089 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| THE NATURE OF TRUTH OR BRAHMAN ||

Truth can never be defeated by untruth . Truth shall always win victory over untruth .

When the path of Truth is trodden , everything else also is done .

When the root is watered , all the branches are automatically watered .


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0090 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| THE NATURE OF TRUTH OR BRAHMAN ||

The path of Truth is a precipitous one .

It is slippery and all that is disagreeable . Hard it is to tread that , difficult a path it is .

Giants among spiritual people walk over it to the city of Perfection .


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0091 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| THE NATURE OF TRUTH OR BRAHMAN ||

The Absolute is All . Truth is Absolute . You are That .

This is the essence of spiritual teaching .


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0092 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| THE NATURE OF TRUTH OR BRAHMAN ||

Truth is utterly public . It cannot be hidden even if one would try to do so .

Truth persists and is expressed even in the extreme of untruth .

The extreme of Truth is the Absolute . Untruth is a shadow of Truth .

The world is untruth and the Absolute is Truth .

The world is represented by sex and ego ; the Absolute is represented by the Noumenal Gnostic Being .


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0093 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| THE NATURE OF TRUTH OR BRAHMAN ||

One's head shall break who acts against Truth and practises untruth .

Truth is Being . Untruth is non-being , a mere naught .


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0094 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| THE NATURE OF TRUTH OR BRAHMAN ||

Truth is not expressed even by Existence-Consciousness-Joy ! It is only the nearest relative of Truth . But Truth is even greater , grander , mightier , truer !


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0095 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| THE NATURE OF TRUTH OR BRAHMAN ||

All is well with one whose heart is turned towards the Truth . No disease , physical or mental , can assault one .


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0096 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| THE NATURE OF TRUTH OR BRAHMAN ||

The mover towards the Truth is mighty , lives long , knows everything and is ever delighted , for one is nearing the Almighty Existence-Consciousness-Bliss .


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0097 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| THE NATURE OF TRUTH OR BRAHMAN ||

Even to talk of Truth and think of Truth raises one to the height of immense satisfaction .

What could be the experience of Its Realisation !


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0098 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| THE NATURE OF TRUTH OR BRAHMAN ||

Truth is ; untruth is not ; hence it is wrong even to say that Truth is One , for Truth is Existence Itself and is neither one nor not-one . Truth is Absoluteness .


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0099 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| THE NATURE OF TRUTH OR BRAHMAN ||

The Absolute baffles the mind of even the greatest scholar . It eludes the grasp of even the mightiest intellect .

It is experienced as Pure Consciousness , where intellect dies , scholarship perishes and the entire being itself is completely lost in it .

All is lost , and all is found .


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0100 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| THE NATURE OF TRUTH OR BRAHMAN ||

Air rushes into where there is vacuum .

The Absolute rushes into where there is no ego .


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0101 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| THE NATURE OF TRUTH OR BRAHMAN ||

No time is necessary for the Absolute to reveal Itself .

In the flash of a moment , like a stroke of lightning , the world will merge into Pure Being .


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0102 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| THE NATURE OF TRUTH OR BRAHMAN ||

When will the Absolute-Experience take place cannot be said . It may be just immediately now or millions of births afterwards .

Hence one should be always eagerly waiting for its arrival .

It will come unexpected at any time .


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0103 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| THE NATURE OF TRUTH OR BRAHMAN ||

Truth is immense ; Truth cannot be spoken ; Truth can only be experienced .

SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0104 | SWAMI SIVANANDA


|| THE NATURE OF TRUTH OR BRAHMAN ||

Truth is beyond speech . Truth is changeless and speech is change . Everything that changes itself is untruth .

Hence Truth is Infinite . Truth alone endures , while everything else perishes .

Everyone , right from Brahma down to a blade of grass , moves towards Truth , some consciously , some unconsciously . They differ only in the degree of consciousness or the extent of mental purification or subtlety of condition .

Every leaf that flies in the air , every breath that flows from us , in other words , every act of universal life , is a step taken nearer the Truth , for , Truth is the eternal Home of all beings . Into It they all enter and find permanent satisfaction and peace .

It is the ego-sense that shuts us off from Infinite Life , and hence , the realisation of Truth is the dissolution of individual consciousness in Absolute Existence-Knowledge-Bliss .


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0105 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| THE NATURE OF TRUTH OR BRAHMAN ||

The Absolute is perfectly scientific , logical , symmetrical , balanced , systematic , reasonable , rational . It is not irregular and haphazard . It is not a supra-natural mystery but the natural fact of life .

The Infinite and Indivisible nature of existence is not a wonder ; it is the actual condition of being even as brilliance is of fire , liquidity of water , weight of lead .

It is the Highest Perfection of Eternal , Immortal Real Life .


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0106 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| THE NATURE OF TRUTH OR BRAHMAN ||

The Highest Reality is Sat-Chit-Ananda where there is not even the slightest tinge of activity .

That is why those who go near It become inactive .


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0107 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| THE NATURE OF TRUTH OR BRAHMAN ||

Reality is the Perfected Embodiment of Existence , Knowledge , Power and Bliss .

These four are only the aspects of the One Being which is Indivisible and changeless .

These different aspects of Existence cannot be separated even as the Sun's flames , heat and luminosity cannot be distinguished .


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0108 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| THE NATURE OF TRUTH OR BRAHMAN ||

Truth is Eternity , Infinity , Absoluteness , Intelligence , Consciousness , wisdom , beauty , love and joy .

Sringararasa , Madhura-Bhava , or the erotic taste of the world is a shadow of the Supreme Reality of loving beauty and bliss .

Aesthetic enjoyment is a reflection of Brahmananda or Absolute Bliss .


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0109 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| THE NATURE OF TRUTH OR BRAHMAN ||

Infinity , Eternity , Immortality and Absoluteness are the characteristics of the Limitless Existence-Knowledge-Bliss .


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0110 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| THE NATURE OF TRUTH OR BRAHMAN ||

All that appears here as the extensive manifold world is the One Uniform Reality existing in this form .

As the bright light of the Sun appears as tantalising mirages , so does the One Light of Consciousness appear as many .

To appear like this is the very nature of the Reality .

These mountains , these rivers , this earth , this vast ether-all these are nothing but the One Pure Undying Spirit . Just as an uneven mirror presents an ugly and corrugated reflection of the face , so does this One Mass of Eternal Existence appear as many due to wrong imagination .

All the things of this world are really the One Whole Indivisible Being . The One Ether of Consciousness appears as the concrete many ! All this is One , Partless , Divisionless , Beginningless , Endless , Absolute Brahman .

The origin , the growth , the enjoyment and the involution of the world are an entire illusion .

The network of the worlds is Brahman ! The ten directions are Brahman ! Time , space , things , activities , cause , effect , actor , birth , death , existence , all are Brahman Itself appearing in Brahman by the power of Brahman !

The world is the dazzling of Consciousness ! All that is seen below , here , upwards or crosswords , all that exists in the many creatures or within a straw , is Brahman only ! There is nothing but That !


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0111 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| THE NATURE OF TRUTH OR BRAHMAN ||

The Supreme Truth is Oneness ! Separateness is for devotion . Manifoldness is not true .

There is only One Infinite , Eternal , Nameless and Formless Essence or Principle , in reality which is Existence-Knowledge-Bliss , and That I am !


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0112 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| THE NATURE OF TRUTH OR BRAHMAN ||

The essence of the Truth or Existence is Beauty , Love and Bliss .

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