It got differentiated into name and
form thus: this has this name, and this has this form. So to this
day it is, differentiated with name and form."7
The principle of differentiation is
Maya. Maya veils the Godhead-the non-dual Self --and projects the magic-show of names and forms. On account of
( we miss the real in the medley of
names and forms. The real
existence-consciousness-bliss (sat-cit-ananda) has no form, and no name.
It is "devoid of sound, of touch, of form; it is without decay, and likewise devoid of taste; it is eternal, and is devoid of
odor; it is beginngless, endless, and superior to the highest in the scale of manifestation; and it is firm. It is by realizing that, that one is released from the jaws of death".8
7. Brhadaranyaka-upanisad, I, iv, 7.
8. Katha-upanisad, I, iii, 15:
asabdam-asparsam-arupam-avyayam tatharasam nityamagandhavaca yat,
anady-anantam mahatah param dhruvam nicayya tan-mrtyu-mukhat