Nowadays, everyone is curious to know about life, who they are and what will happen to them once they disappear. But unfortunately, no one has the answer or is it so hard to find?
When we try to find the answer and understand this, we need knowledge. If we look from a layman point of view and this will never let us understand the concept relating to us. “Vedanta” the “highest knowledge”, is here to tell us the ultimate truth, nothing else, but how we understand and interrelate this with us is the duty of oneself.
There are many ways of telling the truth. Example, ‘I am sitting here’ is truth. ‘Raj is sitting there’ is also truth. ‘Raj is sitting on the chair there’ is a greater truth. ‘30 year old Raj is sitting there on the chair in his office and working,’ is a truth but greater than the earlier one. Obviously, nuance in the truth disclose the clarity of comprehension of the statement. Whenever something is unclear and shaded, it is only half-truth, while something is perfectly clear and without any covering is more absolute and the highest truth. By reading and understanding Vedanta, it becomes more clear and nothing else. The highest truth is all about us and the rest is half-truth or ordinary truth E.g. I am this and you are that, you are so-and-so.
The supreme truth is that, we are human beings called Raj, Jack, Juan, etc. and the truth is we came alone in this Sansara (Universe) and we will go alone from here, called Brahman in Vedanta. Once we understand the concept, it will lead us to many other questions. And one thing is sure that Vedanta is not only for the intellect but is a vibrant exercise in the search of the truth.
Love and Peace to all