Absolute and Relative…..Sri Ramakrishna

Brahman and Sakti are identical, like fire and its power to burn. When we talk of fire we automatically mean also its power to burn.. Again, the fire’s power to burn implies the fire itself. Brahman and Sakti are like milk and its whiteness. Thinking of milk, one has to think of its colour, that is, whiteness. Or they are like water and its wetness. Thinking of water, one has to think of its wetness, and thinking of the wetness of water, one has to think of water. If you accept the one you must accept the other. One cannot think of the Absolute without the Relative, or the Relative without the Absolute.

Sri Ramakrishna

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