MIND : ITS MYSTERIES AND CONTROL : 16-7.
Chapter 16-Thought Creates The World-7.
7. Non-Existence Of The World-what It Means
The Abhava of Jagat (non-existence of the world) or its Nasa (destruction) does not mean the annihilation of mountains, lakes, trees and rivers.
When your Nischaya (determination) that this world is Mithya (unreal, illusory) gets stronger and stronger and when you are well-established on this idea that this world is illusory like Mrigatrishna (mirage), this alone is destruction of the world.
You cannot destroy a mountain, but you can destroy the idea of a mountain.
The universe is like a Svapna in Jagrat. Just as there is the image in the mirror, this world is a big image in the mind-mirror.
The mind is like a big Chaddar (thick cloth) painted with various pictures.
There is neither painter nor canvas nor any material for painting such as brush, dish, oil, powder, etc.
The picture of the universe appears depicted on the spotless Jnana-Akasa (knowledge-space).
The play of the mind arising out of Chaitanya (pure consciousness) constitutes this universe.
Mind is Maya.
Maya is mind.
The workings of the mind are nothing but the workings of Maya itself.
Attraction or attachment in the mind towards forms is Maya.
Identification of one's own self with the mind is Maya.
To be continued ....