The Soul and The Bonds of Matter
Swamiji told me that I was progressing in the right direction. The reason, why we do not realize our own self - our Atma which is resplendent like the rising sun. lies in our own desires and ambitions. When an individual is distracted by the voilence of his own wishes and desires , the genius of the pure intelligence in him is enchained and cannot move. It is only when the desires are silent, one realizes his pure self, the intelligence absolute, the universal consiousness. The matter casts the hands on the soul in the form of desires and that is work of Maya - to engage the Jiwaatma in the fulfillment of the desires and keep it away from realizing its own self.