It’s curious to reflect on Vedanta (end of the Veda) at this juncture. The Brahma Sutra is about Unity into Brahman. The Upanishads, assemblies of key verses from the earlier Vedas, explore Self Realization through to the Brahman shift.
When you go into Brahman and beyond, you are beyond Veda itself and there is much less that can be said about it. And yet that’s where the real “source of the source” is, where the highest reality is found. The Vedas are among the oldest and most complete texts available to us. It’s a surprise to consider that most of the Vedas really don’t cover the actual source, just the source of themselves.
Many of the core texts talk of Shiva beyond Shakti, of consciousness underlying the creation of the world. That can be true right through Brahman stage.
But it turns out this is a symptom that cosmic mind has not let go. Cosmic mind or Brahma or infinite consciousness thought they were the source or creator of the world. This is much like our personal mind took credit for our life experiences prior to awakening. But now it’s time to wake up from the illusion of consciousness as the creator.
MahaShakti is one. The true source is beyond all and yet is inclusive of everything. The power and vastness is incomprehensible even to cosmic mind.
When I say “highest reality,” this is directly related to highest ability to know. As we go beyond cosmic embodiment and into pure Divinity, we know by being. But the 7-fold structure we recognize is based on how we’re structured as a knower.
Is this an “as above, so below” that reflects the structure of Divinity? Or is this the bias of the cosmic coming to know its source? Given the profundity of Divinity, how limited is our ability to know it? Our eyes see only the tiny band of visible light in the electromagnetic spectrum. Is our ability to know Divinity itself similarly limited?