Six Aspects of Reality
Real is one."
It is the Absolute, and It is the Infinite. Absoluity excludes all contingency;
Infinitude excludes all limitation. The Absolute is discerned by our spirit
as transcendent Object; the Infinite is realized in our heart as immanent
Subject. Transcendence has an aspect of immanence since the Truth is inscribed
in the very substance of our spirit; and immanence has an aspect of transcendence
since the Self transcends the I.
"The Real is": It is purely, and It is totally.
The first aspect is Vacuity, which excludes all manifestation; the second
is Totality, which excludes all privation.
"The Real is one": It is unique, and It is
simple. The first aspect is One-and-onliness,, which excludes all repetition;
the second is Simplicity, which excludes all division.
Absoluity, Vacuity and One-and-onliness are exclusive;
Infinitude, Totality and Simplicity are inclusive.
It is in virtue of Absoluity, of Vacuity and of One-and-onliness that
the Real alone is; and it is in virtue of Infinitude, of Totality and
of Simplicity that the world exists, and that it is not other than the
Absoluity gives rise, by compensation in a certain way with regard to
nothingness and thus by inversion--although in illusory mode since
the Absolute is the Real--to Relativity.
Likewise: Infinitude gives rise, by compensation and inversion, to Limitation.
Vacuity gives rise to its contrary, Manifestation; Totality gives rise
to Privation; One-and-onliness gives rise to Plurality; and Simplicity,
That is to
say that the Real:
itself, but without nullifying Absoluity;
but without nullifying Infinitude;
itself, but without nullifying Vacuity;
or diminishes itself, but without nullifying Totality;
reproduces itself, but without invalidating One-and-onliness;
but without invalidating Simplicity;
and this more and more in the direction of a nothingness never attained
and never capable of being so.
The Real thus produces the world, degree by degree, beginning with the
divine Degree, if one may say so; namely the creative Principle, with
Its Qualities and its treasury of Archetypes.