Shankara: Tat tvam asi

Reza Shah-Kazemi

Transcendent realization, then, does not entail the ontological elevation of the individual above the personal God, the “lesser” Absolute: on the contrary, only when there is awareness of the fact that the individual as such is an illusion, an “object” which can be “cut off like an arm and thrown away”—only then has consciousness been liberated from its illusory limitations, rejoining its immanent and immutable source which is the Self.

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