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dream creatures which do not really exist, but which you regard as real so long as your dream lasts. In the same way, creation exists and at the same time it does not exist.

 

By way of introduction, taking the Almighty as the Infinite Ocean, the following diagram should be considered one indivisible whole:

 

 

Diagram 5  The Infinite Ocean

 

 

 

The portion A of the Ocean is still or motionless. That is God in the state which is beyond even superconsciousness. In this state, God, with latent consciousness, has been experiencing and sustaining infinite powers, eternal existence, unfathomable bliss and universal knowledge. But He neither knows Himself (as Infinite ocean), nor the universe (as nothing).

 

The portion B of the Ocean is in motion. There are countless, numberless drops each having a bubble about it. Every drop is the Ocean Itself; but though, like the Ocean in portion A, it does not know that it is Ocean; still, it is conscious to the extent of knowing that it is only a drop surrounded by a bubble. God in this state is jivatma or individual soul.

 

The third portion, C, stands for the same Ocean with drops, each of which is quite conscious of Self (as) Ocean. These drops are Krishna, Zoroaster, Moses, Jesus, Buddha, Mohamed, Tukaram, Nanak, Kabir, Hafiz, Ramakrishna and such others. The drops in this portion of the Infinite Ocean are many; but every drop is one indivisible whole, and is completely conscious that it is Ocean and not a mere drop.

 

The point D in the diagram denotes the Creator. The same still Ocean when it began rolling, began creating, and thus became the Creator at the point D. In other words, the point D through which the creation manifests itself, is the Creator.

 

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