By Swami Abhayananda
Is a different publication together with because it does the majority of the non secular traditions and lots of of the best mystics philosophers and thinkers of all time. their assortment lower than one disguise and the unifying subject of the singleness in their person messages brings to the reader a transparent knowing of the numerous contribution of every of those person academics and traditions. every one of those disparate mystics from different occasions and traditions provides expression to an identical mystical adventure and describes the contents of that have in unvaryingly exact phrases. the non-public familiarity of the writer with such mystical states and his lifelong accumulation of information of the paranormal literature of the area qualifies him to offer this fabric in a manner that's absolute to fascinate and encourage the reader and go away him with an elevated experience of Diving risk.
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Extra info for History Of Mysticism: The Unchanging Testament (3rd Rev. Ed.)
And yet, still, the uncomforted mind strives to grasp it with the intellect, and those sages who have seen It continue in their steadfast endeavor to describe It, in order to provide to those who have not seen It some idea of just what It is like. E. in the northeastern part of India, after realizing in himself the Truth of existence, made a valiant and brilliant attempt to explain the mysterious Unity-in-duality to the satisfaction of those who had not known It. Like all attempts before or since, it failed to accomplish its purpose, and mainly served only to foster more misconceptions and misinterpretations.
11 In such utterances, we are able to hear the perennial song of unity sung by the later mystic seers. The Psalmist clearly recognizes, at least briefly, the all-pervasiveness of God, the all-inclusiveness of God, and knows in that moment that even his own life is but an expression of God’s manifold being. But it is too wonderful, too subtle, for him to grasp. And besides, the Psalmist is little concerned with establishing a consistent philosophical world-view; his songs are prayers to God, songs of rejoicing, praise, or wails of distress.
Name and form are the world, and by them the Spirit is veiled. 2 Behold the glory of God in the universe and all that lives and moves on earth. Leaving the transient, find joy in the Eternal. 3 But in the later Upanishads, written after the time of Kapila, such as the Svetasvatara, the Samkhya terminology is used: Prakrti is changing and passing; but Purusha is eternal. By meditation on Him, by contemplation of Him, and by communion with Him, there comes in the end destruction of earthly delusion.