Absolute Truth - an essential subject
Persons who are led by the material conception of life do not know that the aim of life is realization of the Absolute Truth. The Vedas explain that the Absolute Truth is realized in three phases. Brahman realization is the impersonal feature, Paramātma realization is the localized feature within the heart of every living entity, and Bhagavan is the personal feature. Complete understanding of the Absolute Truth is to know the Lord’s personal feature. Bhagavan, Sri Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, surpasses both Brahman and Paramātma realizations because both are dependent on Krishna. From Him all originates and everything emanates. By engaging in devotional service in full Krishna Consciousness, it is possible to understand the last word of the Absolute Truth, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. One understands everything because He is everything. There is nothing left unknown.
Srila Prabhupada's books, lectures, conversations and letters offer a comprehensive presentation of this essential subject as seen in the Vaniquotes Absolute Truth category. An introduction from his books is given below in the following 9 quotes.
Quotes from Srila Prabhupada's books
|The Absolute Truth is the Absolute Person who has no equal or competitor. The impersonal Brahman rays are the rays of His transcendental body, just as the sun's rays are emanations from the sun. (Easy Journey to Other Planets, Chapter 2)|
|The Absolute Truth is realized in full by the process of devotional service to the Lord, Vasudeva, or the Personality of Godhead, who is the full-fledged Absolute Truth. (Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.2.12)|
|The cause of all causes, the Absolute Truth, or Supreme Brahman, cannot be understood by philosophical speculation, but He reveals Himself to His devotee because the devotee fully surrenders unto His lotus feet. (Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 4.11.23)|
|The Absolute Truth is one without a second, but He is viewed from different angles of vision by different religionists or transcendentalists under different circumstances. (Message of Godhead, Introduction)|
|The purpose of the material manifestation is to give the conditioned soul a chance to attain liberation and return to the asraya-tattva, or the Absolute Truth. (Teachings of Lord Caitanya, Chapter 23)|
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