What is absolute truth?
I recently read about it in the “BHAGWAD GEETA”. A very beautiful explanation was given over there. It was described as follows.
First of all let me explain the meaning of three Sanskrit words so that it becomes easy for you to relate.
A.) Brahman: It is the impersonal, all pervasive spirit.
B.) Paramatma: Localized aspect of the supreme within the heart of all living entities.
C.) Bhagavan: The supreme personality of godhead.
So let’s begin!
Now imagine the Sun. It has three different aspects!
1.) The Sunshine.
2.) The Sun’s surface.
3.) The Sun as a planet itself.
Those who can just see the sunshine, who can only feel its effulgence and its universal pervasiveness are the one’s who can only realise the brahman feature of the absolute truth.
Next come those who are a step forward. They who can study about the sun’s surface, who can know about it, who can examine it, who have the ability to comprehend about it are the one’s who can realise the paramatma feature of the absolute truth.
And finally those who already know about it’s universally pervasive sunshine and the ability to comprehend its nature but can also enter into the heart of the Sun, are the one’s who can realise the bhagwan feature of the absolute truth.
Therefore those transcendentalists who have realised the bhagwan feature of the absolute truth are the topmost transcendentalists although people belonging to the above two categories are also in the search of the absolute truth.
The Sunshine, the Sun’s surface and the Sun planet are all the features of the Sun as a whole yet the people analysing them do not belong to the same category.