The Real In Existence

There is also a reconciliation possible between the material world and the transcendent. “The silent and the active Brahman are not different, opposite and irreconcilable entities, the one denying, the other affirming a cosmic illusion; they are one Brahman in two aspects, positive and negative, and each is necessary to the other.”

The Transcendent is the vast frame in which the creation manifests and the silence that allows the sounds of creation to take place. Immutable, unmoving and silent, the Transcendent permits and upholds the creative energy of the universal manifestation.

The Taittiriya Upanishad expresses the essence poetically when it declares “If one knows Him as Brahman the Non-Being, he becomes merely the non-existent. If one knows that Brahman Is, then is he known as the real in existence.” (Taittiriya Upanishad, II.6. tr. by Sri Aurobindo)

reference: Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, Chapter 4, Reality Omnipresent

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