Gita Rahasya -Tilak
THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE ABSOLUTE SELF
Therefore, the summary of all the above doctrines, and the highest doctrine of the philosophy of the Absolute Self is : only that man may be said to have become fully saturated with the knowledge of the Brahman in whose every action the principle, "there ie only one Atman in all created things", has become naturally and clearly visible, even in times of distress ; and such a man alone gets Release . The ' earthenware pot' of that man in whom such behaviour is not to be seen is to that extent imperfectly or insufficiently 'baked', in the fire of the Knowledge of the Brahman. This is the difference between real saints and mere Vedantists; and, therefore, in describing Knowledge, it is stated in the Gita that true Knowledge may be said to have been acquired, when noble emotions like "humility (amanitva), peaceful ness (santi), self-control. (atmanigraha), equability of mind (samabuddhi)" are awakened,. whereby the total purification of the mind is continually expressed in conduct, instead of saying that 'Knowledge is the understanding by Reason of what is at the root of the external world' .
References And Context
- ( Gi. 5. 18-20; 6. 21, 22)
- ( Gi. 13. 7-11 )