Category:  Expressive Photography | Posted: December 12, 2010

There lies the eternal


by Ramesh19

" Now what is 'time' and what is 'space'? Time is nothing but that interval which exists between two ideas. One idea arises in our mind and another idea follows it, and that succession, the interval between the two ideas is called 'time'. Space means co-existence. That is, if you think of yourself as standing or sitting here and think at the same time of some other point which is outside of yourself, and if you hold these two thoughts, that which separates them is called space. Consequently, 'time' and 'space' both depend upon the existence of our mental condition.

When you analyze in that way, you find that everything in the phenomenal world is within 'time' and 'space', but if you can go beyond 'time' and 'space', you rise above your mental states. So long as there is 'time', there is 'space', there is the mental activity on the phenomenal plane, and if you rise above 'time' and 'space', you come to the absolute reality that is unconditional, that has neither beginning nor end. All the phenomenal bodies like the earth, the sun, the moon,our human body ,and anything that we perceive with our senses, have a beginning, and, consequently , must have an end. That is what we mean by the realm of 'time'."

- from "Mystery of Death - A Study in The Philosophy and Religion of The Katha Upanishad" by Swami Abhedananda (Ramakrihsna Vedanta Math)

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