Those who have not understood the real nature of the sky will mistake it as a dome of smoke and dust; the nature of the soul is mistaken too, through non-awareness of Reality, to be enclosed and embodied as the intellect, to be involved in activity and enjoyment of the results of activity, to be caught up in the two bonds of joy and sorrow, embroiled in happiness and misery and also in bondage and liberation. It is natural that the soul which is under the influence of duality cannot perceive the highest truth. Space is one, but as a result of the diversity of vessels, it seems to be enclosed in the home, the pot, the building and the canvas. There is only one space which exists in all these 'containers' - houses, lakes, hills - which are made up of shapes and forms with distinct names attached to them and different modes of behaviour and uses. Individuals too have different names and forms, peculiarities and specialities of behaviour; but just as the string passing through each bead holds them all together, so the super-consciousness in all individuals is also one and the same.
- Baba -