Friday, 6 June 2014
We contemplate this and It.
Do we need another pronoun for the Absolute? Advaita Vedantists, quoting Chandogya Upanishad, say, "Thou art That." So should I write "That" instead of "It"?
It is currently understood as energy. I think that we are It's self-consciousness.
Sri Chinmoy, using theistic language, said:
"Man said, 'I need you for my realization.' God said, 'I need you for my manifestation.'"
He also compared Hinduism to a mother who listens when one of her children meditates and says, "Mother, God is impersonal," and also when another of her children meditates and says, "Mother, God is personal." In both cases, she says, "I see, my child."