Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The Immortal Infinite

Said the sage Sanatkumara to Narada: "Where one realizes the indivisible unity of life, sees nothing else, hears nothing else, knows nothing else, that is the Infinite. Where one sees separateness, hears separateness, knows separateness, that is the finite. The Infinite is beyond death, but the finite cannot escape death."

- Chandogya Upanishad

4 comments:

V said...

Be simple and be humble. Don't think too much.

The finite is not separate from the infinite.

The paradox of thinking. Of stating truths.

Shubhajit said...

Wealth flies, beauty vanishes, power fly, organisms rot, what will remain left? Our consciousness is mixed with the duality of nature that why we feel pain, we cry, we can't get out that impossible net of desires..the man who can discriminate everything every moment in the midst of pain, desire, sorrow and happiness can understand escape route of death. Death is what? Nothing but a step. I would die this moment then what will remain? I will manifest in another form and then again cycle goes on.

Another thing i think people feel that reincarnation only happens in future life..may be I reincarnate in some ancient forms or may be reincarnate as first living organism. We actually know nothing...whatever we see by our senses we think it is true but there is no truth as such. Truth is infinite, truth can't be achieved, glimpse of truth can only be seen by purity and discrimination and ultimately one day we will understand the truth like 1+1=2. For that grand moment we need to continuously work with fine coordination with our mortal life. Purity, Purity! Absolute pure in thoughts is the only necessary work.

Sudeep said...

Infinite and finite , Death and Life all these and signs of duality.Unless the consciousness of universe vanishes, the spirit can not be free.

Don said...

If consciousness of the universe vanishes, the spirit experiences nothingness.