And they also talk of another trinity: Sat-chit-anand – sat, chit, anand. Sat means being, chit means consciousness, anand means bliss. Upanishads say this trinity also belongs to the higher realm, the world of synthesis, wholeness. It is beyond ordinary logic, ordinary mathematics.
These two trinities are far more beautiful, far more meaningful than the Christian trinity of God the father and Christ the son and the holy ghost. Compared to these two trinities the Christian trinity looks very immature, childish. Sometimes even children have more insight than the Christian trinity.
When Sigmund Freud said that God the father is nothing but a deep desire of an immature person to cling to the father, the idea of father, it is a father-fixation, he was right. But he had never heard about satyam shivam sunderam or sat-chit-anand. He would not have been able to say anything derogatory about these ultimate visions.
The Christian trinity is certainly very childish, and I say to you, sometimes even children are far more intelligent.
A small child was asking another child, his friend…they were learning the alphabet and the first child asked the second, “Why it is so that B always comes before C?”
And the other child said, “Obviously, you can see only if you are. First you have to be and then only you can see! That’s why C comes after B. How it can come before?”
Now even these two children are far more developed, far more perceptive than the Christian trinity – father, son, holy ghost – what nonsense they are talking about?
Higher values are truth, good, beauty, being, consciousness, bliss. And why they are called higher? – because they don’t come within the realm of the lower mathematics. The lower mathematics means the whole is simply the sum total of its parts; that defines the world of the lower mathematics. And the higher mathematics, the meta-mathematics, means the whole is more than the sum total of its parts.
You cannot know beauty by analysis; it needs a different vision, a synthetic vision. The poet can understand the beauty, not the scientist. The painter can understand the beauty, but not the chemist. Truth can be understood only by a mystic, not by a philosopher. It can be understood by a lover but not by a logician. It can be comprehended by intuition but not by intellect. Intellect divides; intuition puts things together, and not only put things together – it creates an organic unity.
Life can be looked in two ways: the scientific, the analytical, or the religious, the synthetical.