Nirguna is not nothingness. It is the fullness of everything that is good. Nirguna is
plenitude. In it you find all auspiciousness, all goodness, all beauty, all joy, all health, all
sweetness, all purity, all peace, everything developed to perfection. From a distance this fullness
becomes inconceivable and so the sages called it Nirguna. Once they reach there, they get
merged in that inexpressible experience. It is not nothingness, but it is everythingness, and
beyond this too, for it is inexpressible. Only know that all that exists in Maya or false perception,
viz., evil, ugliness, misery, change, birth, decay, death, etc., are not in It. For, It is beyond Maya.
In Nirguna Brahman, there are no Gunas of Maya, viz.. blue colour, etc. That is what is meant by

From "May I answer that" by Swami Sivananda (1987-1963). More Informations on Swami Sivananda: on the Website of Divine Life Society, Photographs of Swami Sivananda, German Pages on Swami Sivananda

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  • Nice explication, thank you, lovely thoughts.
    Om Om Om
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