January 22, 2006

Neither the infinite nor the finite is an illusion

Earth is not limited by the vessels made from it, nor air by the winds that move in it, nor the sea by the waves that rise on its surface. This impression of limitation belongs only to the mind and sense which see the finite as if it were an independent entity separating itself from the Infinite or something cut out of it by limitation: it is this impression that is illusory, but neither the infinite nor the finite is an illusion; for neither exists by the impressions of the sense or the mind, they depend for the existence on the Absolute.
James: Excerpts from the book, "The Life Divine" by Sri Aurobindo. -Peace to all beings- posted by Buddhist Blogger Colorado, United States Friday, January 20, 2006 at 1:37 PM

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