Evolution vs Involution

The diversity (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.