Friday, October 20, 2023

From the Gospel of Ramakrishna


According to the Tantra, the Ultimate Reality is Chit, or Consciousness, which is identical with Sat, or Being,
and with Ānanda, or Bliss. This Ultimate Reality, Satchidānanda, Existence-Knowledge-Bliss Absolute, is
identical with the Reality preached in the Vedas. And man is identical with this Reality; but under the influence
of Māyā, or illusion, he has forgotten his true nature. He takes to be real a merely apparent world of subject
and object, and this error is the cause of his bondage and suffering. The goal of spiritual discipline is the
rediscovery of his true identity with the divine Reality.

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