A devotee once asked an Indian saint, “Why did the universe manifest?” He answered, “It didn’t.”
The transcendental realm, is sometimes called the “absolute.” Put simply, the transcendent realm equals Pure Consciousness. Pure Consciousness is the ultimate reality, it is Truth. In the ﬁnal analysis, Pure Consciousness is the only thing that actually IS.
All that exists is pure Consciousness.
My own discovery of the transcendent occurred when I was in college. I often pondered life and its meaning. Is there anything that I can say I really KNOW? I looked at my hand and wondered, “How do I know that this is my hand?” Senses can be deceiving, and how did I know that, as some philosophers suggested, there wasn’t a manipulator, a deceiver, behind the idea that my hand was actually a hand?
During that time, I noticed that all ﬁelds of study contained the same principles. Whether we’re talking about mathematics, music, or engineering, there’s a commonality, an underlying basis that uniﬁes all ﬁelds of existence. I began to have profound spiritual experiences. I knew that Einstein was correct—there is a uniﬁed ﬁeld, a oneness to everything! I experienced that Consciousness is the continuum in life, the uniﬁed oneness—The Eternal One.
Because of these experiences I rephrased Descartes’ famous quote, “I think, therefore I am,” to “I think, therefore Consciousness is.” Pure Consciousness, the transcendent, is all that we really have—it’s the commonality, or uniﬁed ﬁeld, out of which all else springs.
Transcendence is oneness. It connects everything and everyone.
It rises above, or transcends, both the physical and the electromagnetic realms.
Consciousness is the only thing that is not created by our projections.