I am an Absolute Monist. I believe that:
Truth is One Men Call it by Various Names.
God, Brahman, is Consciousness, Existence, Bliss, Absolute.
Everything is the Manifestation of God, the Divine Reality.
My Soul is of identical Nature with the God of the Universe.
I Should Make myself Pure by Good Thoughts, Good Words and Good Deeds.
By the Realization of My Own Self the Absolute Self is Realized.
God is the Light of the Heavens and the Earth.
By the Realization of God I Become One with God.
I Am That I Am.
I and My Father Are One.
I Am Brahman The Absolute Self.
This Sunday we will explore the answer to why as an Absolute Monist I believe these Eternal Truths.
From the Gurus and Swamis: AUM
“…Look at the great and spiritual work of the Kriyaban Jesus; “The Father in me doeth the works” he said with wisdom, humility and inspiration. He taught his disciples to meditate. He initiated them into the light of Kriya, and he gave them the charge of bringing the greatest ministry the world can receive from any servant of God: “Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”
—The Mystic Cross by Swami Kamalananda
”The practice of subjective meditation, Sahaja-Sadhana, with the transcendental consciousness of the Self, lifts the mind and keeps it established on the spiritual eye, Katastha. Thence the consciousness leads itself to Sahasraram, the thousand petaled lotus, where all phenomenal concepts are renounced in the full knowledge of the Self, and the self becomes one with the transcendental Self. This is the subjective path of the life of meditation.”
“Never was it born, nor will it ever die. Nor, having existence, will it cease to be. Birthless, deathless and changeless is the Self. Without beginning, without end, self-existing, it pervades all. It is not destroyed with the dissolution of form.
“The Realization of the supreme Self, which is indestructible, eternal, without beginning and without end, destroys the illusion that the self is annihilated at the highest state of self-realization.”
—Srimad-Bhagavad-Gita, Translation and spiritual Interpretation by Swami Premananda
"Purnam adah purnam idam
Purnat purnam udacyate,
Purnasya purnam adaya
Purnam eva avasisyate.
“That is Perfect; this is perfect;
Out of That Perfection emanates this perfection;
In the ocean of Perfection surge the waves of perfection;
Yet That Perfection is never lost.
Noble Thoughts: "Let Noble Thoughts come to us from every side." —Rig Veda
Jesus of Christ Consciousness (an Absolute Monist):
“I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
“The Father in me doeth the works.”
“Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit."
“The Kingdom of Heaven cometh not with observation. The Kingdom of heaven is within.”
“My Father’s house has many mansions. I go now to prepare a place for you that where I am ye may be also.”
“None come to the Father except by the Son.”
“Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind and thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”
“Eternal, imperishable and infinite is Brahman, the supreme Self. The wise and the ignorant both live in his cosmic existence. Ignorance is the cause of sense identification and delusion. Wisdom leads to self-liberation and immortality. But the supreme Self transcends all conditions of duality.”
—Svetasvatara Upanishad, Chapter V, verse 1.
“My consciousness has reached immortality, the illusion of death has vanished away. AUM: I remember the state of my illumined Self, I remember.”
—Isha Upanishad, verse 17