Tile individual soul creates this world of names and forms on account of its ignorance and delusion. When it attains knowledge of the Self through the Grace of the Guru, it dissolves the external world into itself and sees its own Self everywhere.
The soul now sees only oneness everywhere. It is struck with wonder when it thinks of the world of duality. The world of diversity appears to it like a mere dream and it exclaims in surprise: "Where has this world full of the charms of Maya disappeared now, which was glaring before my very eyes till this moment?"
From "Daily Sayings" by Swami Sivananda (1987-1963). More Informations on Swami Sivananda
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