Is the Brahman aspect also sat-cit-ananda or is it only sat?

by Chaitanya Charan dasJanuary 9, 2020

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Transcriber: Sharan Shetty

Edited by: Keshavgopal Das

Question: Is the brahman aspect also sat-cit-ananda or is it only sat?

Answer: Brahman, paramatma and bhagavan are three names of the same Absolute Truth. All three are not different but the same Absolute Truth referred to by different names. Brahman is also sat-cit-ananda.

The example of halwa (an Indian sweet or candy) can help us understand it better. Suppose a person who throughout their life, has only smelt the fragrance of halwa and never tasted it may come up with a new name for the halwa, maybe Henry. The object maybe called differently due to the person’s experience limited only to the fragrance but it will nevertheless remain a halwa because it has all the attributes of halwa.

Similarly, brahman paramatma and bhagavan are three names of the same Absolute Truth. All three are sat-cit-ananda because they are the same one Absolute Truth. The difference lies in the level of realisation. Those who have realised the brahman level have realised only the sat aspect.

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