Truth, Knowledge, Infinity — The Brahman

Knowledge of the Brahman is not a mental process, but rather a knowledge by identity.  This implies that the knower take on the characteristics of the Brahman, which Sri Aurobindo identifies as the triple status of “truth, knowledge, infinity”.

“Infinity is the timeless and spaceless and causeless infinity of the eternal containing all the infinities of space and time and the endless succession which humanly we call causality.  But in fact causality is only an inferior aspect and translation into mental and vital terms of something which is not mechanical causality, but the harmonies of a free self-determination of the being of the Eternal.”

“Truth is truth of the infinite and eternal, truth of being, and truth of becoming only as a self-expression of the being.  The circumstances of the self-expression appear to the mind as the finite, but nothing is really finite except the way the mind has of experiencing all that appears to its view.  All things are, each thing is the Brahman.”

“Knowledge is the Eternal’s inalienable self-knowledge of his infinite self-existence and of all its truth and reality and, in that truth, of all things as seen not by the mind, but by the self-view of the Spirit.  This knowledge is not possible to the mind; it can only be reflected inadequately by it when it is touched by a ray from the secret luminous cavern of our superconscient being; yet of that ray we can make a shining ladder to climb into the source of this supreme self-viewing wisdom.”

“To know the eternal Truth, Knowledge, Infinity is to know the Brahman.”

Sri Aurobindo, The Upanishads, Readings in the Taittiriya Upanishad, pp. 245-250, M. P. Pandit, Upanishads: Gateways of Knowledge, pp. 109-182

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