Mind and matter

Mind and matter, master and servant – both have existed from beginningless time. The Maya which unites them has also existed since beginningless time. When all three -mind, matter and Maya – are known as one with Brahman, then it is realised that the Self is infinite and has no part in action. Then it is revealed that the Self is all.

Know God and all fetters will be loosed. Ignorance will vanish. Birth, death and rebirth will be no more. Meditate upon him and transcend physical consciousness. Thus will you reach union with the lord of the universe…

The truth is that you are always united with the Lord. But you must KNOW this. Nothing further is there to know. Meditate, and you will realise that mind, matter and Maya (the power which unites mind and matter) are but three aspects of Brahman, the one reality.

Svetasvatara Upanishad