Saturday, January 6, 2018

Eternal Play of Light and Darkness

This standing between knowledge and ignorance, this mystic twilight, the mingling of truth and falsehood -- and where they meet -- no one knows. 

We are walking in the midst of a dream, half sleeping, half waking, passing all our lives in a haze; this is the fate of everyone of us. This is the fate of all sense-knowledge. 
This is the fate of all philosophy, of all boasted science, of all boasted human knowledge. 

This is the universe. … …

This eternal play of light and darkness -- indiscriminate, indistinguishable, inseparable -- is always there. A fact, yet at the same time not a fact; awake and at the same time asleep. 

This is a statement of facts, and this is what is called Maya. We are born in this Maya, we live in it, we think in it, we dream in it. … … 
everything that is bound by the laws of time, space and causation is within Maya.

- Swami Vivekananda, Jnana-Yoga, London

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