give up the objective outlook


verse 3 of

Forty Verses on Reality


‘The world is real.’ ‘No, it is a mere illusory appearance.’

‘The world is conscious.’ ‘No.’

‘The world is happiness.’ ‘No.’

What use is it to argue thus?

That State is agreeable to all, wherein, having given up the objective outlook,

one knows one’s Self and loses all notions either of unity or duality, of oneself and the ego.

By Sri Ramana Maharshi

My Comment:

This verse intrigues me where it speaks of giving up the “objective outlook”. For me this points to seeing that all is actually the one Subject showing up in different forms, but in reality being just one without a second. Therefore there can be no “object”, but only Subject without an object.





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