MIND : ITS MYSTERIES AND CONTROL : 12-5.5


River Kaveri ( Karnataka ) Bharatham -

Chapter-12. THEORY OF PERCEPTION : 5-5.

5. THE VEDANTIC THEORY-5.

Your body also is as much external to you as that yonder mango tree.

It is also a mental percept or mental concept.

The mango tree is external to you with reference to your body only.

The mango tree itself is a mere appearance that floats in the Absolute or the One Reality.



As the mango tree is external to you from the standpoint of your body,

and as the body itself is external to you,

the idea of externality of the mango tree or this external universe is blown up now.



The term internality also has a false existence only.

There is internality only with reference to the externality.

If the externality goes away, where is the internality?



Both the terms internality and externality are mere illusions, creations of the mind.

There is only the solid existence,

the One Reality or Absolute behind the so-called internality and externality.

That is the Real, Infinite ‘I’.

That is your own Self.

Next : 6. MIND ALONE CREATES DIFFERENCES-1.

Swami Sivananda
To be continued ...



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