Truth Is Silent

     By Ayush Sinha

We humans start objectifying everything in the world, no matter whether it is happiness or God, as if there is nothing other than that which can be perceived by our senses, and this ignorance seems to be one of the biggest reasons behind our suffering. 

The logical mind cannot come into play all the while, for it needs that which can be objectified by us, to work on. Of course, we need some other dimensions of our intelligence, too, so as to experience what cannot be experienced by these senses, and we start realizing this truth the moment we start enjoying our loneliness. Imaginations are, however, sometimes beautiful, for truth is silent. 

It is high time we should start listening to our inner voice. It is high time we should start understanding our own selves, so as to understand others, and only then will we be able to understand that even our thoughts are not ours, for that which is objectified by us can never be ours. There must always be a subject to perceive an object. If one can perceive one’s thoughts, and one’s mind, one is a subject; one is not the mind, because the mind is an object of our perception. 

The objectification of God, on the other hand, means God is a compound, and that which is a compound must not be independent of space, time, and causation. For instance, you and I are compounds; we are dependent on space, time, and causation, but God is independent of space, time, and causation.

Perhaps life is about living, when the mind is free from all kinds of restlessness. Fears, anger, jealousy, and lust are the only clouds covering our pure selves. The moment these clouds are gone, we are free from that darkness, the darkness of ignorance. 

There is nothing wrong or right in the world; it is indeed all about consequences, and morality means repressions, when the mind, living with confusions created by restlessness, is veiled by the darkness of fears. Let our minds be natural, without fears and prejudices, and only then will we be able to feel the beauty of this world. The world is far more beautiful than we think it is.

The Taittiriya Upanishad defines God as ‘Satyam Gyanam Anantam’, or Truth Consciousness Limitless, looking upon God as the only cause of this Universe, calling God the cause as well as the effect. Indeed! If one pushes a chair, the cause of the movement is energy, and the effect, too, is energy. A cause is what an effect is all about: a cause in its other form is an effect. If God has created this Universe, He is the cause of the creation of this Universe, and if He is the cause, He must be its effect as well; this argument indeed leads us to the conclusion that He Himself should be the Universe. This is an infinite ocean, where there are no gaps between you and me, the sun and the moon, or the sun and me. This is a limitless ocean of consciousness, where the only solution to every problem is unity, which is not perceived by our eyes. 

Direct experiences are, however, the only truth in the world. Let us all be seekers, in lieu of being believers. Let us open the jammed windows of our hearts and welcome the light of Mother Nature. Let us all love our loneliness for a while, for only amidst the silence of our minds does Mother Nature unveil Her secrets.  

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Creation and destruction are not two different things. With every destruction of something old, there is a creation of something new. As a matter of fact, destruction is creation itself, the relationship between them being that of a cause and its effect. In the same way, we can see, death and birth are also not two different things. Every moment, in an organism, there is creation and destruction, and birth and death, nothing being permanent. One fears death because the mind wants security, or something that it thinks is permanent and permanently going to be with it.