He shining, everything shines…

Puesta de solNachiketas:

How, O King, shall I find that blissful self, supreme, ineffable, who is attained by the wise? Does he shine by himself, or does he reflect another’s light?

King of Death:

Him the sun does not illumine, nor the moon, nor the stars, nor the lightning – nor, verily, fires kindled upon the earth. He is the one light that gives light to all. He shining, everything shines.

This universe is a tree eternally existing, its roots aloft, its branches spread below. The pure root of the tree is Brahman, the immortal, in whom the three worlds* have their being, whom none can transcend, who is verily the Self.

Katha Upanishad

*(The sky, the earth, and the nether world)


About amartingarcia

General surgeon (retired). Studied Western philosophy at U of Toronto. Afterwards interest turned to advaita vedanta and non-duality for past 20 yrs, plus a long interlude in Sufism coinciding with that period. Now contributing in ’Advaita Vision’ with regular posts and discussions.
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