The Koran, The Holy Bible &
The Olive Tree
An Olive, neither of the East nor of the West, 
And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear
Proceeding out of the throne of God and the Lamb.
In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of
Was there the Tree of
Life, which bare twelve manner of fruit every month:
leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
A breath which comes from this world shakes the
branches of the Tree of
Which spreads the fragrance of the future world in this
And brings the holy souls alive.
These souls come up waking each other ... and the
Tree of Life rejoices."
The Zohar III, 1731
("The Zohar" III, 1731 in "Le Livre de
la Splendeur", pages de livre de Zohar choisies par Edmond Fleg, trad.
par J. de Pauly, ed. J.C. Lattes, Paris 1980.)
There is a tree, the
root of Transmigration, the Asvattha Tree
Its branches spread from earth to heaven, and the powers of nature give
Its buds are the pleasures of the senses.
Far down below, its roots stretch into the world of men, binding a mortal
through selfish actions.
Men do not see the changing form of that tree, nor its beginning, nor its
end, nor where its roots are.
But let the wise see, and with the strong sword of dispassion let him cut
this strong-rooted tree, and seek that path wherefrom those who go never
Such a man can say: 'I go for the refuge of that Eternal Spirit from whom
the stream of creation came at the beginning.
Because the man of pure vision, without pride or delusion, in liberty from
the chains of attachments, with his soul ever in his inner Spirit, all
selfish desires gone, and free from the two contraries known as pleasure
and pain, goes to the abode of Eternity.
"Another important point which Krishna made is
that roots of the Tree of Human Awareness are in the brain. As such, if
awareness descends or grows downwards towards the lower energy centres
like Mooladhara, the persons get involved in too much sex. So
instead of evolution of awareness there is descent. So for the nourishing
the Tree of Human Awareness ... is only possible after Kundalini
awakening and piercing the anterior fontanel area. Only then
can take place."
Shri Bhuvanesvari Shri Nirmala Devi
[294th]: The Queen of the Universe consisting of fourteen Bhuvanas
or the Deity of the Mantra-bija.)
the 15th Chapter of the Bhagavad Gita there is a description of the
'Imperishable Tree' ... He who knows this Tree knows the truth. This
Tree is existing in the structure and function of the human body and
nervous system. One must know and climb this paradoxical Tree to arrive at
the truth ...
It cannot be understood intellectually, but only
through progressive spiritual awakening, for spiritual understanding
always dawns in a way which is paradoxical and irrational to the faculty
of the intellect. This same Tree is called the 'Tree of Life' in the
Kaballah and the 'Tree of Knowledge' in the Bible. Its understanding
forms the basis of both Christian and Judaic religious traditions, but
unfortunately it has been completely misunderstood by and large, for a
very long time."
Swami Satyananda Saraswati,
Saraswati, Kundalini Tantra,
Bihar School of Yoga, 1984, p. 23.)
Enlightened interpretation of note 3001
The Tree of Life
This Tree of Life (human subtle system) bears an Olive, the Fruit of Absolute
Truth and Supreme Knowledge in the form of His Spirit. Only those seeking
the Truth of Allah can taste this mysterious Olive, for it neither belongs
to the Eastern religions of Hinduism, Buddhism or Sikhism nor the Western
ones of Judaism, Christianity or Islam. Those who seek to find it in
religious institutions will never succeed as it does not exist in any of
them, but is within their own beings. So what is the use of seeking
it from the preachers of organized religions who have absolutely no
idea about it?
The finest minds of Islam have for centuries swoon at
the sheer magnificence of this parable, and praised the olive and the
properties of its oil to high heaven. We must again read the cream of
Islamic enlightenment revered by the Ummah for 14 centuries:
mystic Olive is not localised. It is neither of the East nor the West. It
is universal, for such is Allah's Light. As applied to the olive, there
is also a more literal meaning, which can be allegorised in a different
way. An olive tree with an eastern aspect gets only the rays of the
morning sun; one with a western aspect, only the rays of the western sun.
In the northern hemisphere the south aspect will give the sun's rays a
greater part of the day, while a northern aspect will shut them out
altogether, and vice versa in the southern hemisphere. But a tree in the
open plain or on a hill will get perpetual sunshine by day: it will be
more mature, and the fruit and oil will be of superior quality. So Allah's
Light is not localised or immature: it is perfect and universal."
Abdullah Yusuf Ali, The Holy Qur'n
olive oil is beautiful in colour, consistency, and illuminating power. The
world has tried all kinds of illuminants, and for economic reasons or
convenience, one replaces another. But for coolness, comfort to the eyes,
and steadiness, vegetable oils are superior to electricity, mineral oils,
and animal oils. And among vegetable oils, olive oil takes a high place
and deserves its sacred associations. Its purity is almost like light
itself: you may suppose it to be almost light before it is lit. So with
spiritual Truth: it illuminates the mind and understanding imperceptibly,
almost before the human mind and heart have been consciously touched by
Abdullah Yusuf Ali, The Holy Qur'n
And that's serious spiritual enlightenment for hundreds of
million followers! Ordinary Italian and Greek chefs know more about
olives than all Muslim scholars put together. Surely Allah had far higher
expectations after so many centuries of collective brainstorming by the
best minds Islam could produce. Is this enlightenment for the Muslim
Their religious rivals — Hindus, Christians,
Buddhists, Sikhs and Jews — are only marginally better. Except for a
minority of Hindus and Buddhists most of them are still seeking salvation
from external Idols where He does not live.
This Olive (Holy Spirit) is now available to those who
can go beyond the limitations of religion and mind; those who believe in
the One Allah, the One God Almighty, the One Universal Self, the One
Creator; those who accept all His Messengers; those who do not divide and
rule His Human Family; those who
seek His Dominion within, those who feel the Winds of Resurrection
blowing; and those who know that this is the Time of Qiyamah.
This Divine Fruit (Ruh of Allah) is beyond all
religions, beyond the rational mind, beyond all known knowledge — beyond everything. Only those
surrendering totally to Allah will meet His Ruh who then leads them ever
onwards towards Eternal Life. This total surrender is only possible in the
purest state of 'thoughtless awareness', where even thoughts are
surrendered to Khudda.
The awesome Reality and
of Allah's Spirit within totally enlightening humans into absolute Islam is
the state of supreme surrender — all other forms of surrender being
either forced by persecution or based on ignorance, fear, falsehood, delusion or just
plain pretension. As long as human mind has thoughts that judge, deceive, lust, scheme,
conjure and delude day and night, there is no surrender.
Surrender is an
absolute state — every minute, 24-hours a day, seven days a week and 365
days a year — where one knows for sure that the
Allah is witnessing every deed, hearing every word, and knowing every
thought. This awareness is so acute that every effort is made to hold the
tongue before it judges, shutter the ears to gossip and slander, direct
the eyes away from lust, and silence the mind to all that displeases Him. This is the Islam (surrender) of Allah and not what the mullahs and muftis
have conditioned the Muslims to believe.
The Ruh of Allah Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi has revealed
the gaping flaws of religious regimes which subdue and imprison humans in a maze of dogmas, doctrines,
distortions, divisions, theologies,
taboos, falsehoods and fallacies. For example, Her direction to all Hindus
that God they should not worship idols or be vegetarians is
profound proof of Her dedication to Truth, no matter what adverse
reactions are aroused by such sensitive matters. Neither are the egos of
Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, Sikhs, or Jains pampered — the plain
Truth is announced with any fear or favor.
Thus the Holy Spirit belongs
to neither the decaying religions of the East nor West.
Mataji Nirmala Devi has
announced that there will be no Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Jainism,
Taoism, Shintoism, Baha'ism, Judaism, Christianity or Islam after the
year 2000 — all of them will begin to self-disintegrate against the
Truth revealed by Her. In the approaching Golden Age no religious regime
will be allowed to mislead and divide and rule the children of Allah
anymore. It has been prophesied that God "shall wipe away all tears
from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor
crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are
passed away" (Rev. 21:4.) This prophecy is being fulfilled as these
lines are read.
"You have to run in the way of the Roots, of the
Branches, of the Leaves, of the Flowers and of the Fruits. You have to be
the essence of the Tree that nourishes and not just the outside leaves
with wrong ideas about your Self ... Now it is Time to jump from the
little area to the vast area which has no bounds ... because you belong
to a Tree of Great Wisdom, Tree of Great Sustenance and Religion, and Tree
of Great Mastery, the Mastery that you can never know how great it is. You
belong to a Tree that has complete security for you, and you belong to a
very Great Tree which gives you complete witnessing of the Drama, and
which gives you understanding that the Whole is part and parcel of you,
and you are part and parcel of the Whole.
So you belong to the Great Ocean of Love and
Generosity. So this Great Tree of Life has everything integrated within
itself. This is the Tree of Life that has been described in the Bible —
the Tree of Fire they call it. Now, you have become One with it. You are
Blessed by it. You are Loved by it. You are gently Guided by it. It is so
gentle that you do not even feel the Guidance, like a leaf when it falls
to the ground it doesn't make any sound. Try to become identified with
the Power; that is what you are. Like the meaning of the word is
identified with the Word; like the moonlight is identified with the Moon;
sunlight is identified with the Sun. Let that identification be the
Oneness, that integration, so that you become the Light of God's Love,
that people know God through your depths and your fruits. It is the most
fulfilling job, highest paid in every way, the most satisfying, energy
giving, and dynamic. You don't have to give up anything. Just be
organized in the Light of your Spirit yourself."
Shri Ramya Shri Nirmala Devi
Shri Krishna Puja, Switzerland — August 28, 1983
"The instrument of our enlightenment is framed on
a structure of three main channels or Nadis. These subtle channels
are placed within the spine and find their expression in the
automatic nervous system which comprises the left and right
sympathetic nervous systems, and central parasympathetic nervous
Shri Ambika Shri Nirmala Devi
[295th]: The aggregate of the three powers of will, action and knowledge
which is the name of Sri-Tripura-Sundari, the Mother. Ambika
being a diminutive and an endearing term of Amba, meaning Sri-Bala-Tripura-Sundari.)
Whose oil is well-nigh luminous, though fire scarce touched it; 
Enlightened interpretation of note 3002
Immediately following Self-Realization, the believer
begins physically, emotionally and spiritually experiencing Allah's
presence within. Upon Kundalini awakening the Divine Vibrations
(the luminous oil) of His Ruh (the Olive) begins to flow and permeate the
seeker, and begins the spiritual cleansing from within. These
humans begin to radiate an aura of Light visible only to those with gifted
Hardly has the Fire (the Kundalini) coursed through the
Tree of Life (the subtle system) and touched this Oil in the Olive, the
Divine Vibrations (Paramchaitanya) are increasingly felt on the
hands and head, spreading through the entire body which begins to glows
with a spiritual health welling from within. The body is cleansed,
heart healed, eyes purified and mind enlightened. Allah absolutely assures
that He is indeed closer than the vein of the neck, and that His
Light shines forth, and that He lives within! For the first time
ever God Almighty is felt living within oneself! Surrender is
total. This is Allah's Islam.
The Wind of Resurrection is felt daily and the True
Believers (Al-Mu'minun) physically experience Al Qiyamah.
The evidence of the existence of His Ruh within manifests, from an
instant to a few months, depending on the purity of both heart and mind.
Slowly the Cool Breeze increases in intensity, firmly establishing the
seeker in Truth. These enlightened soul emit stronger and stronger
vibrations which are picked up by other Self-realized souls. There are
many ordinary humans who emit good vibrations but only their ignorance
shroud their extremely beautiful inner selves. (They will bloom like
desert flowers after Self-Realization.)
There are many stages of enlightenment and states of
mind, with the Kundalini slowly guiding the seeker to the Divine World of
Reality (Lahut). They are all inter-related in very complex ways,
beyond the scope of human faculties to comprehend, and the Parable of the
Light is just a simple explanation to the unfathomable inner Reality. As
the Light in the mind begins to increase in luminosity they begin to see
further and further into the distance, slowly expanding their
consciousness to encompass the infinite Universe, Eternity and the Great
Circle of Life. These are the people who are "born of the
Note: When Kash's mother
heard John Lennon's song, Imagine, on December 19, 1996, (i.e.
after nearly 3 years of Self-realization), her whole body became suddenly
filled and enveloped with strong vibrations. She had heard it before
Self-Realization but had never felt anything. Those who see Lennon's vision of peace
and harmony in a borderless world will understand why the Spirit within
assured her, in no uncertain terms, that she was listening to Truth — with vibrations!
the Wind of Qiyamah that will guide all Believer towards Truth in the New
Millennium. No follower of any religious regime will ever experience it even
after making a dozen hajjs, lighting a thousand candles or chanting a
"As human awareness is united to the Divine, we
move into the subtlest level of communication into Collective
Consciousness. In becoming vessels of that Universal Power we become One
with all the other vessels. We learn to appreciate the real depth and
beauty of another person in vibrations. The beauty of art and Nature now
manifests itself as vibrations. We no longer judge on opinions, but on
vibrations. Just ask the question and a positive answer comes as a flow of
cool vibrations. Sit as for meditation and ask the vibrations. It is
conversation at its most sublime."
Shri Chintamani-Grhantastha Shri Nirmala Devi
Koran mentions the Cool Breeze in connection to the Resurrection: "It
is Allah Who sends the winds... . As such (will be) the
Resurrection." ("The Noble Quran" 35.9, Hilal Publishing
House, Istanbul, 1994, p.700.)
At the time of Kiyama (Resurrection Time) "we
shall seal up their mouths and their hands will speak to us, and their
legs will bear witness to what they used to earn" ("The Noble
Quran" 36.65, Hilal Publishing House, Istanbul, 1994, p.713.) This is
precisely what happens in Sahaja Yoga, when our entire inner system can be
felt on our fingertips. Everything that we do which goes against our
Spirit manifests on our chakras, and can be felt on our palms after we get
our Self-Realization. The Koran (ibid. for instance: 2.87; 42.52 etc.)
also makes many references to the Ruh (or Ruah), the Breath of God,
which is the same as the All-Pervading Power in Hinduism and the Holy
Spirit in Christianity. Its reflection in the human being is the Kundalini."
"On first awakening Kundalini ascends Sushumna Nadi up to the Agnya
Chakra. It covers the lower
plate of the main, then descends like melting clouds on the Ida and Pingala
Nadis to the Void. It fills this area and then the
three combined Powers of Mahakali, Mahasaraswati, and Mahalakshmi re-ascend
the Sushumna to open the Lotus Petals of the Sahasrara. The
Spirit, residing in the heart, has its seat at the top of the head in the
centre. All the Chakras (energy centres) have their seats in
the Sahasrara. This is the fontanel area that is pierced by
the Kundalini, the point of Yoga at which the attention
is united to the Spirit — the Brahmarandhra, the hole into the Brahman."
Shri Maha-padmatavi-samstha Shri Nirmala Devi
In order to understand the parable of the Niche of
Light better the Quranic verse on the Baptism of Allah will be examined as
both verses lead to the same Truth. Both surahs reveal the actual
beginning of the spiritual transformation of humans.
And who can baptise better than
And it is He whom we worship.
surah 2:138 Al Baqarah (The Heifer)
(Abdullah Yusuf Ali, The Holy Qur'an, 1989.)
The Baptism of Allah for Muslims is the same 'second
birth' for Christians; the same 'dwija or twice born' for Hindus;
the same 'opening of the Dsam Duar' for Sikhs; the same
Self-Realization, Satori, gnosticism, and fana of advanced spiritual
seekers. They seemingly different paths are all one and the same, with no
difference whatsoever as far as the pursuit of the Spirit is concerned. It
is just that the human race has been divided and fragmented by the
religious Idols, too brainwashed and conditioned to confirm the same Truth
in other Holy Books.
Due to the endless layers of subtle spiritual Knowledge
leading to the Ultimate Reality (Al-Haqqah), it cannot be explained
or conceptualized with any amount of words. The entire Shri Adi Shakti:
The Kingdom of God just wakes humans from their spiritual slumber.
Only individual experience, introspection, meditation, and the sustained
state of thoughtless awareness will peel off the conditioning and
misconceptions of the religiously mummified human.
Each and every individual will have to take his or her own journey,
getting rid of all earthly impurities like hate, lust, anger,
covetousness, greed, falsehoods and the like along the way. This
thoughtless state to destroy even impure thoughts is a inner cleansing like no other
as "thoughtless awareness is the first beautiful state you have to achieve
that will give you peace and a witness state to enjoy the drama of life,
to enjoy the different varieties of people, while you will be growing within
yourself. For a Sahaja Yogi, it is important not to see the faults
of others, but your own faults and correct them." The human soul has to be
pure to attain eternal Afterlife and live in the Kingdom of Allah, for the
spirit is devoid of all such earthly scum.
This subtle Knowledge of the Spirit may only be
understood in progressive stages, and then linked together to bring forth
illumination. There are no crash courses or human instructors. Every human
will learn from their own Self, their own Spirit, their own Kundalini,
their own Inner Guide. They have to become their own masters, never again
to be dominated by any external force. You will know the Truth and the
Truth will set you free. This is the essence of His Grace to all His
children during the Resurrection. The Age of Aquarius compels humans to
free themselves from all religious delusion by becoming their own gurus: The
only way is by seeking Divine Guidance from within their own being,
from the Spirit: "Thus, you understand there are two things that
have happened, that first, your Mother, your Kundalini which is in
you, which is your own Mother, which has been with you throughout, has
given you this birth and then it has taken to that Power, which Power you
can use yourself. You're empowered by that. You'll be amazed how this
All these subtle spiritual awareness will only be known
through Self-experience, for no amount of verbal explanation will clarify
this subtle Truth. Humans understand the meaning of grief, joy, hate,
happiness and other feelings for they have experienced them constantly all
their lives. But how to explain so rare an experience as Self-realization, a genuine actualization possible only since
the Sahasrara chakra was opened on May 5, 1970.
Self-Realization is an actual evolutionary process that
manifests from within, and has to be felt physically. By
physically we mean exactly what the scriptures say about this
phenomenon, that is this Divine Wind from within has to be experienced. And we don't mean a
flash-in-the-pan type of experience. It has to last a lifetime! Yes, for
the rest of earthly life!
Sprinkling some water or being born in a brahmin family
does not confer born again status, as many Christians and Hindus are led
to believe. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi has stressed that the Christian
baptism is just an empty ritual with absolutely no benefit at all. It is
as real as Santa Claus that children believe and later realize to be a
collective commercial lie. So will it be in the next century
when they become adults and realize baptism to be a collective religious lie.
"When Kundalini reaches Sahasrara,
the Lotus Petals open and enlightenment takes place. You may feel a
powerful pulsation in the crown of the head, followed by a melting
sensation and a flow of cool vibrations from the fontanel area.
This is the baptism by which you know you are truly born again."
Shri Ramani Shri Nirmala Devi
is the Light of the ...
parable of His Light is ...
glass as it were ...
Olive, neither of the East . .
central path is called Sushumna through which the
Kundalini passes to pierce through the fontanel bone
area (Brahmarandhra) to enter into the subtle energy
of the All-Pervading Power. This is how the
actualization of Self-Realization takes place. First
the hands feel, at the fontanel bone area, and on the
finger tips the Cool Breeze of the Holy Ghost. The
hands are steady — they do not shake, they feel
normal — but the seeker feels ripples of Cool
Breeze. For the first time he feels the existence of
the All-Pervading Power."
"So you can't understand, you can't understand
God. Please understand one thing that for you to understand God is an
impossibility. But you can be in connection with God, you can be in the
company of God, you can be blessed by God, you can be looked after by God,
you can know lots of things about God — but you cannot understand.
This is another thing one has to know that you cannot
understand why God does these things, why He does this, why He does that
— you cannot understand, you cannot explain. I mean somebody can even
say here, "Why did He make swastika, then why did He make Omkara?"
I mean here the people are so arrogant that they can even ask God why did
you exist . .
So the source from which we have, we have come, we
cannot understand, we cannot judge, we cannot say why. That is God's wish,
God's desire, whatever He. So what we have to say, "Whatever
we'll be happy with that." And the Power that is within you is Amba, is the Desire Power of
God itself. So whatever your wish is, means
that His wish is that you should enter into His Kingdom... .
You cannot judge God. You cannot say, "Why She
does that, why She does that, why He does that?" You cannot say that
— that's different. But when you sit there then it is not an assembly,
it is not like a politician fighting. No! It is that you have entered into
the Kingdom Of God, blessed by God, looked after, protected, nourished and
made knowledgeable. But still this arrogance has to go down that we can
understand why it happens. That humility is very important for us
otherwise this Power cannot take you beyond.
Now as it is it has crossed the Sahasrara. Now
this Power has to go higher and higher. For that first you should be
humble. Humble doesn't mean that it should be something artificial
humility of a businessman or a politician It is a humbleness is within
your heart that, "Oh God, we don't want to understand You. You are
too great. But let us know ourselves", and then you'll be amazed that
He has made you like His own image. That means He has given you all the
Powers He has made you."
an inner change man can no longer cope with the gigantic development of
the outer life. A life unity, mutuality and harmony born of a deeper and
wider truth of our being is the only truth of life that can successfully
replace the imperfect mental constructions of the past which were a
combination of association and regulated conflict, an accommodation of
egos and interests grouped or dovetailed into each other to form a
society, a consolidation by common general life-motives, a unification by
need and the pressure of struggle with outside forces. It is such a change
and such a reshaping of life for which humanity is blindly beginning to
seek, now more and more with a sense that its very existence depends upon
finding the way. The evolution of mind working upon life has developed an
organization of the activity of mind and use of matter which can no longer
be supported by human capacity without an inner change. An accommodation
of the ego-centric human individuality, separative even in association, to
a system of living which demands unity, perfect mutuality, harmony, is
imperative. But because the burden which is being laid on mankind is too
great for the present littleness of the human personality and its petty
mind and small life-instincts, because it cannot operate the needed
change, because it is using this new apparatus and organization to serve
the old infraspiritual and infrarational life-self of humanity, the
destiny of the race seems to be heading dangerously, as if impatiently and
in spite of itself, under the drive of the vital ego seized by colossal
forces which are on the same scale as the huge mechanical organization of
life and scientific knowledge which it has evolved, a scale too large for
its reason and will to handle, into a prolonged confusion and perilous
crisis and darkness of violent shifting incertitude. Even if this turns
out to be a passing phase or appearance and a tolerable structural
accommodation is found which will enable mankind to proceed less
catastrophically on its uncertain journey, this can only be a respite. For
the problem is fundamental and in putting it evolutionary Nature in man is
confronting herself with a critical choice which must one day be solved in
the true sense if the race is to arrive or even to survive."
The Future Evolution of Man (August
brahma (Consciousness is Brahman)
How is it possible to discover the nonduality in the
eka? How do we make room for the advitiya? This question amounts to
asking: What is the nature of reality itself, or how is the One itself
constituted so that there is a place for pluralism without destroying the
unity? Is there anything that allows for movement, distinctions, life,
without endangering the One? What kind of plurality can coexist with
oneness? We can put the same question in a reflective manner and ask: What
induces in Man this uncompromising longing for unity? What makes Man cling
with such conviction to the ekam evadvitiyam? What is the nature of such
The mahavakyas emerge out of and reflect the most
fascinating search for the advitiyam, for that reflection of the One, for
its manifestation, for its companion, a companion who, like an Indian
wife, is not an independent partner but part and parcel of the husband,
his prolongation and expression. Is there such a thing as ekam evadvitiyam?
For it could well be that all this is a kind of transcendental fallacy of
our mind alone.
The answer of the mahavakya is clear: consciousness and
consciousness alone is able to assume multiplicity without endangering
oneness. In the world of human experience, in point of fact, consciousness
is the only power that embraces the manifold without losing its identity
and unity. A multiplicity of thoughts as well as the many objects and
contents of consciousness do not disrupt but rather reinforce the unity of
consciousness. Consciousness is both one and also a unifying force. The
overwhelming plurality of the world of our experience reverts to a unity
in the recesses of our consciousness. Furthermore, consciousness itself is
one and is not affected by a plurality of objects. Consciousness can be
aware of the many without being split into multiplicity.
This process constitutes one of the most profound and
revolutionary human experiences. It is perhaps this experience that makes
Man really Man, not the awareness of things (which animals also possess)
but the awareness of his own consciousness, in the first place, and of
consciousness as such, at the end of the process. This process constitutes
the history of this particular mahavakya. Herein is the discovery of a
light in Man, of a power of synthesis, of the ultimate character of
himself and of all things. Apart from consciousness, not only would Man
have no knowledge whatsoever, but also things themselves would not be as
they actually are. Irrespective of whether things are "outside"
consciousness or whether to be is to be known (knowable), one fact is
certain: only things that are known are as they actually are, for the
knowledge of things modifies and transforms the things so known.
Irrespective, again, of whether we postulate an identity or a difference
between being and thought, the realm of consciousness is unquestionably
the ultimate and more extensive one. Being over and above consciousness is
a contradiction in terms, for by the very fact that we define
"being" as the reality that transcends consciousness, we are
including it in our consciousness of being; and this is true even if we
call Nonbeing that pure transcendence. Any verbalization belongs to the
realm of consciousness."