Spiritual Import of Religious Festivals :Ch-2. Part - 23.

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


The Supreme Absolute, which is indeterminable, when it is associated with the Creative Will with a tendency to create the Cosmos, is Isvara in Vedantic parlance, and Siva in Puranic terminology.

This is the very precise condition described in the Nasadiya Sukta of the Veda as Tamas or darkness.

This is, to repeat again, darkness due to the excess of the Light of the divine Absolute.

If you look at God, what will you see?

You will see nothing.

The eyes cannot see Him because He is such dazzling light.

When the frequency of light gets intensified to a very high level, light will not be seen by the eyes.

When the frequency is lowered and comes down to the level of the structure of the retina of the eye, only then you can see light.

There are various kinds of lights, various intensities or frequencies, and the higher frequencies are incapable of cognisance by the senses on account of their structural deformity.

So if you see God, you will see nothing.

Swami Krishnananda

To be continued  ...

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