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Extracts from The Holy Science by Sri Yukteswar

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 The Holy Science Book  

Kaivalya Darshanam   

The Holy Science

Swami Sri Yukteswar Giri

Chapter I    

Veda          The Gospel    

Sutra 4 



Transliteration of Sanskrit sloka  

Tadeva Jagatkaranam maya eswarasya, tasya vyashtiravidya |4|  


The cause of creation is Anu or the Atoms. En masse they are called Maya or the Lord's illusory power; each individual Anu is called Avidya, Ignorance.  


Atoms the throne of Spirit the Creator. These Atoms, which represent within and without the four ideas mentioned above, are the throne of Spirit, the Creator, which shining on them creates this universe. They are called en masse Maya, the Darkness, as they keep the Spiritual Light out of comprehension; and each of them separately is called Avidya, the Ignorance, as it makes man ignorant even of his own Self. Hence the aforesaid four ideas which give rise to all those confusions are mentioned in the Bible as so many beasts. Man, so long as he identifies himself with his gross material body, holds a position far inferior to that of the primal fourfold Atom and necessarily fails to comprehend the same. But when he raises himself to the level thereof, he not only comprehends this Atom, both inside and outside, but also the whole creation, both unmanifested and manifested (i.e., "before and behind"). See Revelation 4:6.  

"And in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind."  


The Holy Science Book is published by Self-Realization Fellowship,  3880 San Rafael Avenue, Los Angeles, California, 90065, U.S.A and copyrighted by them. Here we are providing a few sample extracts from the book for the  benefit of those who are interested. 



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