Spiritual Import of Religious Festivals :Ch-2. Part - 17.





Ch-2.  Siva – The Mystic Night ( Sivaratri)


Part-17.


Why should they not be contemplating objects of sense throughout the day, all twenty-four hours of the day?

The reason is that perception is an unnatural process from the point of view of consciousness as such.

Perception of an object is the alienation of an aspect of our personality through the avenue of a particular sense in respect of its object.



All this is difficult for many to grasp.

This is a highly psychological secret.

Consciousness is indivisible.

This is a simple fact.

Many of you would have heard about it.

Consciousness is undivided; it is incapable of division into parts.

So it cannot be cut into two sections – subject and object.

On the basis of this fact there cannot be a division between the seer and the seen in the process of perception.

To make this clear, let us see what happens in dream.

Swami Krishnananda

To be continued  ...


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