MIND : ITS MYSTERIES AND CONTROL : 16-3.



Chapter 16-Thought Creates The World-3.

3. Universe, A Creation Of The Cosmic Mind


The universe is not mental creation of Jiva.

One single, organised thought of the Cosmic Mind (Hiranyagarbha) has materialised as the seeming universe.

This phenomenal universe is but an outcome of the Divine Will, seeming to be real through the workings of the mind.


Before you write out a drama, you have a vivid mental picture of the whole drama in your mind.

Then you write it out in succession in four acts.

When it is staged, it is acted in succession, part by part.

Similarly, the universe with its movements is a vivid mental picture in the Cosmic Mind-in the mind of Isvara.

There is neither past nor future for Him.

Everything is 'Present' for Him.

There is neither 'near' nor 'far' for Him.

Every place is 'here'.

Every time is 'now'.

The events come out in succession on the stage of the long world-drama as Time rolls on. Atoms rotate continuously.

Old becomes new and new becomes old.

In reality there is no such thing as old; there is no such thing as single.

The Jivas with individual minds are witnessing the events in succession.

But Isvara knows all events at one sweep. He is Sarvajna (all-knowing).

He is Sarvavit (all-understanding) also. He knows every detail of His creation.

The Cosmic Mind creates the Maya.

Individual minds receive things under delusion.


This universe is nothing but a mode of the mind, self-evolved from Brahman, the cause of the universe.

All the universes which appear only through Manas are no other than its modes.

The mind is subjectively consciousness and objectively it is this universe.

 Hence, this all-pervading world is nothing but consciousness itself.

Swami Sivananda
To be continued ....


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