THE INFINITE CANNOT
BE THE SECOND PART OF THE FINITE
God is infinite. He is beyond the opposites of good and bad, right
and wrong, virtue and vice, birth and death, pleasures and suffering. Such
dual aspects do not belong to God. If we take God as one separate entity,
He becomes one term in relational existence. Just as good is the
counterpart of bad, God becomes the counterpart of not-God, and the
Infinite comes to be looked upon as the opposite of the finite.
When we talk of the Infinite and the finite, we are referring to them as
two, and the Infinite has already become the second part of the duality.
But the Infinite belongs to the non-dual order of being.
If the Infinite is looked upon as the counterpart of the finite, it is strictly
speaking no longer infinite but a species of the finite, for it stands
outside the finite as its opposite and is thus limited. Since the Infinite
cannot be the second part of the finite, the apparent existence of the
finite is false.
The Infinite alone exists. God cannot be brought down to the domain
of duality. There is only one being in reality and it is the Universal Soul.
DISCOURSES, 6th ed, vol 1, p. 34
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