|Until the rays
impinge on an obstruction, they are not themselves seen. It is the obstruction in the path
of light that becomes the shadow; but the shadow has shape, not the light. If there is no
obstruction, the light spreads and remains invisible. The individual souls are Eke shadows
caused by the infinite light of the Supreme Being. When the obstruction is removed, the
shadow disappears in the light.
A karma cause what
corresponds to the shadow i.e. births and lives. The Supreme Being is the light that gives
shape and reality and a distinct existenceto the individual soul. The shadow that is
caused by the light of the sun is by no means an unreality. The shadow is as true as the
light although it is the light that makes the changing and diverse shadows.
This is, let it be remembered, but, an attempt to explain
by an analogy and not a demonstration of the postulate that must rest only on faith.
Vedanta aims at moksha. Moksha is not arrival in an other world or place or garden
or hall of music. It is a state of freedom from the bondage of maaya. The individual soul
realizes its own full nature and then Deliverance has taken place.