The eternal impersonal absolute is the ultimate reality; this the Upanishads call Brahman. Of this we have no conceptual knowledge. MAYA is the power by which that Reality appears to us as the changing Universe under conditions of time and space without actually undergoing any changes in itself. The cause and effect relationship cannot be applied to the Absolute and the created universe. The Spirit in man is identical with this absolute Supreme Spirit. Our suffering is due to our not realising this identity. Moksha [ Moha kshayam/ reduction of desires] or Liberation from suffering can be had through Jnanam; realisation as a result of DYANAM on the Absolute. KARMA and UPASANA ARE VITAL AIDS IN THE PROCESS.[ TO BE CONT---D]
By Swami Chinmayananda.