MIND : ITS MYSTERIES AND CONTROL : 16-4.(ii)-1.
Chapter 16-Thought Creates The World-4.
4. The Jiva and the universe are Brahman in their innate condition only.
(i). Isvara And Maya
All the Samskaras float in Maya. Suppose there is a very big mirror.
You can see in the mirror the reflection of all persons who move in the street, all carts, cars, all carriages which pass along the road.
You can be simply watching these movements from a distance in the mirror without being affected in the least.
Even so, the movements of this whole universe take place in the biggest mirror of Maya.
Isvara or the Lord of the universe is simply witnessing everything.
He is the silent Sakshi.
When the Adrishta (the hidden power in Karmas) of the Jivas ripens, Isvara simply wills and the universe is projected.
(ii).Reality Of The Universe Lies In Sankalpa Of Manas-1.
This ever-agitated Manas (mind), having come into existence out of the ineffable Brahman, creates the world according to its own Sankalpa (thoughts).
This legerdemain of the universe springs out of the Sankalpa of your Manas.
It is through the Sankalpa of your Manas that the universe appears to be and it is this Sankalpa that is asked to be given up by you if you wish to soar to the One Reality beyond the universe.
"Sarvasankalpasannyasi Yogarudhastadochyate-He is said to be established in Yoga who has renounced all his Sankalpas." (Gita, VI-4)
To be continued ....