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VEDANTA, UNITY AND UNIVERSALITY,
THE UNITY OF TRUTH
It cannot be
something peripheral or extraneous to who we are, but must dwell at the core of our beings
as the underlying power of consciousness itself. Truth cannot be other than our true
nature. We can only find peace of mind when we have discovered that Truth and come to live
according to it, which is to live in it as our real Self.
The unity of Truth is the fundamental principle of the Vedantic system of philosophy which
has dominated India since ancient times. A similar intuition of unity occurs to some
degree in the nobler aspirations of all human beings regardless of time and culture,
though it has not always been proclaimed as clearly and logically as in Vedanta.
Yet the unity of Truth is not merely a philosophical theory
or a religious belief. It reflects the highest and most direct experience- that of our own
consciousness itself divested of all limiting preconceptions in which we discover all the
universe, all beings to exist within ourselves. If there is only One Reality can we be
other than it?