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The Absolute

The fourth year of courses considered the law of three, the five kośa and the laws of harmony. Each of these subjects describes a different aspect of the laws governing the world. A knowledge of these laws allows the possibility to transcend their effects and realise the limitless self, who we really are, not governed by those laws.

The word ‘absolute’ is from the Latin word soluere which means ‘to loosen’. It gives us the words ‘absolve’ and ‘absolution’. When things are ‘absolved’ or receive ‘absolution’, they are set free. This is why the word ‘absolute’ has come to mean unlimited, infinite, and complete. Combining these two meanings, the word ‘absolute’ signifies that which is unlimited, infinite and complete and that which brings freedom.

‘Absolute existence’ is that level of existence which makes individual existence possible. Each individual comes into existence for a time and then goes out of existence, just as a flower or anything else comes into existence for a time and then goes out of existence. Everything exists in absolute existence.

In all philosophies, the nature of the absolute is taken as indescribable, but there are ways of approaching it which make it available to individual experience. In order to make it accessible, Advaita philosophy describes it as having the three aspects of truth, consciousness and bliss. This course uses the teachings of Advaita philosophy to explore the nature of the absolute.

15% Early Bird discount until Monday 30 April 2021.

 
 
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Available Times –
Week starting Monday 24 May 2021
All times indicated are AEDT

Tuesday: 7:00pm Manly – Face to Face
Thursday: 7:00pm CBD – Online

Please note:  Early Bird discount will be automatically deducted after you Add to Cart.

Please register at least one week prior to the beginning of term on Monday 24 May 2021. If you enrol after this date you may not receive the zoom link in time for the first night. Thank you for your co-operation in this matter. Thank you for your co-operation in this matter.

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