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The Absolute Truth

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‘Absolute Truth’ is the whole reality, consisting of everything in this Universe that exists. “The Absolute Truth”, says Vivekananda, “is only one”. This is the Brahman, which constitutes the whole reality. In Upanisads it is said, “In the beginning there was Brahman, one and infinite. He is beyond North and South, and East and South, and beyond what is above or below. His infinity is everywhere. In the inner world Brahman is Consciousness …. in the outer world Brahman is Space . He has been variously described as Infinite, Immortal, Eternal, All Encompassing, Omnipotent, Omniscient, Omnipresent, Absolute and Universal.

But where is he located? How does He look and what is His nature? The mystics tell us that He is nowhere and everywhere, that He is not locatable in Space and Time, but He is in our hearts, that He has no tangible form, colour, size, smell, taste or touch but He is pure Consciousness. Upanisad says that He moves and He moves not. He is far and He is near. He is within all and He is outside all.

The period between the Beginning and the End is in Time. Beyond that is Timelessness. In Time there is progress, beyond Time all is changeless. He is Timelessness but the creator of Time. He is formless but the source of all forms. He is the Unmanifest yet the source of all manifestations. The uncreated Creator, Unborn and Undying. The unmoved mover, the unknown knower, the first and the final cause, the Beginning and the End, the Alpha and the Omega, the Transcendental and the Immanent, the Infinite and the finite, the tangible and the intangible. All is He and He is all. The One in many and many in One. Everywhere and nowhere, Transient and Eternal, Universal and Particular, in Whole and in parts, in Unity and diversity, Being and nonbeing, Changeless and changing, Immortal and mortal, Mind and Body, Sound and Silence, Social and Individual. You and Me. The All. The Absolute One. Pure Consciousness residing in Perfect Bliss.

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