Thursday, January 4, 2018

Lord Beyond Maya

We see, then, that beyond this Maya the Vedantic philosophers find something which is not bound by Maya; and if we can get there, we shall not be bound by Maya.

This idea is in some form or other the common property of all religions. But, with the Vedanta, it is only the beginning of religion and not the end.

 The idea of a Personal God, the Ruler and Creator of this universe, as He has been styled, the Ruler of Maya, or nature, is not the end of these Vedantic ideas; it is only the beginning. The idea grows and grows until the Vedantist finds that He who, he thought, was standing outside, is he himself and is in reality within. He is the one who is free, but who through limitation thought he was bound.

- Swami Vivekananda, Jnana-Yoga, London


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