Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.acadun.com
29th November 2013
Neither a child nor an adult can experience the absolute. The absolute cannot be experienced by anyone. The Self Realised have an absolute understanding of the absolute.
He who is awake from the dream of the waking state is Self Realised and who he experiences in daily life is realised as illusory, meaning not real but still exists as real. Absolute understanding (intelligent understanding) has no reference point, only relative understanding (intellectual understanding) has many reference points, which is the entire duality for example; right and wrong etc.
Absolute understanding happens to man and so does relative understanding as well. Man cannot have either of them or recognise them, even if he wants or wishes, but he believes he can have them as well. Understanding is relative as long as duality appears to be real and not illusory.
Every philosophy no matter how popular it is, is illusory and not real. Absolute understanding is not a philosophy as it has no usual reference points of philosophy such as duality, time, action and man as the doer, speaker ad thinker.
God has not made anything real. If God had made anything real that real would never change as it is real. Everything including man changes every moment, meaning everything ages every moment. God has made everything illusory for they change every moment. The illusory is God or reflected light.
To the Self Realised there is only unity, this is absolute understanding. Inner and actual unity is a belief of the intellectual or one with relative understanding.
Observe everything that is relative. The relative give clues to the absolute. The absolute has no need to give clues to itself, as it has no needs. For example, light is information and this evident when we observe the TV, DVD, and CD. They all contain electromagnetic signals, which is basically light, and not shape, size, figure, color or words. Yet the human mind sees and thinks reality, when the TV is switched on, or the DVD, CD is played. The same is with God, Brahman, ‘That’ or Pure light. Pure light as reflected light projects the world, man and mind. It is an illusory show of light and sound which appears real to man. When everything is understood to be illusory the absolute reveals itself which cannot be seen or known, but only lived.
This is for the benefit of all readers.