Neither Inside nor Outside
An exploration of the relationship between existence, Consciousness and Reality—compliments of Atmananda Krishna Menon …
52. What Are Name and Form? And How to Transcend Them?
Being attracted by the existence aspect of the Absolute everywhere, we start to examine what it is and immediately utilize our senses to do the job. The senses at once project their own respective objects, and superimpose their own particular form upon the existence ‘sensed’, attributing the permanence of the Absolute to the forms thus superimposed. In this way, we are deluded into the thought that the forms thus created are permanent, and we lose sight of the Absolute.
In order to get beyond this delusion, we must go beyond these forms, as well as the mind. Then we will see the Reality as one with our Consciousness.
On the subjective side, there is Consciousness; and on the objective side, there is existence alone. Existence and Consciousness being two aspects of the same Reality, the subject-object relationship vanishes. Existence may be said to be objective, but really is not. Because that which exists is really neither inside nor outside.
Names can be given only to objects. Objects have been proved to be nothing but Consciousness. Therefore the name also vanishes completely, or all names are the names of Consciousness.