Sunday, December 2, 2018

Universe - A False Attempt!

Can you thus limit Him who is the substance of all knowledge, Him who is the Sakshi, the witness, without whom you cannot have any knowledge, Him who has no qualities, who is the Witness of the whole universe, the Witness in our own souls? 
How can you know Him? 
By what means can you bind Him up? 

Everything, the whole universe, is such a false attempt. 
This infinite Atman is, as it were, trying to see His own face, and all, from the lowest animals to the highest of gods, are like so many mirrors to reflect Himself in, and He is taking up still others, finding them insufficient, until in the human body He comes to know that it is the finite of the finite, 
all is finite, there cannot be any expression of the Infinite in the finite. 
Then comes the retrograde march, and this is what is called renunciation, Vairagya. Back from the senses, back! 

                  - Swami Vivekananda, 
                    Address at Lahore, 
                    Lectures From Colombo to Almora

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