This week we bring you a selection from our Key Concepts section, treating of The Absolute.
The concept of the Absolute is related to the concepts of Truth and Deity in Theosophical Philosophy. There is no concept of a personal extra-cosmic God in Theosophy. Instead, the concept of the Absolute in some manner suggests the ALL, the ONE and the Sourceless Source of all life. The Absolute receives no prayers and plays no favorites but instead is the groundless ground, so to speak, from which all life can be traced. The Absolute is the source of Law and Life in the universe and represents the ultimate reality.
This primary and essential concept underlies and pervades the entire system of thought in Theosophical Philosophy, and the common misunderstandings of it can cause us to fall into many errors. As the first of three fundamental propositions in The Secret Doctrine, it is said that all further understanding depends upon the clear apprehension of it.
So, to aid students in their exploration of this idea, we have provided a detailed explanation drawn from the writings of H.P. Blavatsky. We invite all students to take into consideration this all-important concept.