Jnana-Yoga - 4.25.


11/03/2017.

CHAPTER - IV
MAYA AND THE EVOLUTION OF THE CONCEPTION OF GOD-25.

(Delivered in London, 20th October 1896)


We never build anew, we simply change places; we cannot have anything new, we only change the position of things. The seed grows into the tree, patiently and gently; we must direct our energies towards the truth and fulfill the truth that exists, not try to make new truths.

Thus, instead of denouncing these old ideas of God as unfit for modern times, the ancient sages began to seek out the reality that was in them. The result was the Vedanta philosophy, and out of the old deities, out of the monotheistic God, the Ruler of the universe, they found yet higher and higher ideas in what is called the Impersonal Absolute; they found oneness throughout the universe.

He who sees in this world of manifolds that One running through all, in this world of death he who finds that One Infinite Life, and in this world of insentience and ignorance he who finds that One Light and Knowledge, unto him belongs eternal peace. Unto none else, unto none else.

CHAPTER - IV
MAYA AND THE EVOLUTION OF THE CONCEPTION OF GOD - ENDS.

Next :

CHAPTER V

MAYA AND FREEDOM

(Delivered in London, 22nd October 1896)

Swami Vivekananda
To be continued ..


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