Evolution vs Involution
(world appearance) that is seen in this creation
is but an appearance of diveristy.
Evolution and involution
has the one consciousness as its source
and as its goal. During evolution
there seems to be an apparent diversity
in the one infinite consciosuness in accordance with the notions
that appear in that consciousness.
Some of thes notions intermingle, thus producing infinite variety
in this diversity. Some do not thus intermingle. But, in fact, all these notions appear in every atom of existence,
and these atoms exist independent of one another.
The totality is
known as the absolute Brahman (consciousness).
Each individual sees only those objects
which are rooted in his mind.
When the ideas in the mind do not bear fruits,
there is a change in the mind;
and there follows a succession of births to suit these psychological changes.
It is the psychological connection
that creates the conviction
(belief) in the reality of birth and death,
and in the reality of the body.
When this conviction is given up,
there is the cessastion of embodiment.
The Concise Yoga Vasistha - pg 129. ISBN 0-87395-954-X.
World's 2nd longest poem (20'000 verses), a treatsie on consciousness.