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Consciousness, Absolute

The state of consciousness which is beyond limitation, and hence is beyond the cognizer, cognition and cognized. It is thus a state of unconsciousness. The Secret Doctrine speaks of it as “the dark mystery of non-Being; unconscious, yet absolute Consciousness; unrealisable, yet the one self-existing reality” (SD I:2). It is spoken of as the state attained in Nirvana, a state “in which all sense of individuality is merged in the whole” (Esoteric Buddhism, 189).

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