Autobiography of a Yogi - Chapter 30 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 30 Summary and Analysis

Yogananda compares Newton's law of motion to the eastern philosophy that all is "maya," and cause and effect in the physical world. To surmount maya, or to rise above the duality of creation, is the task given to humans. Whoever is able to lift the veil of maya uncovers the secret of creation. Light waves make up the reality of creation, and remain the freest from material dependence of any material manifestation. Time is a simple essence of ambiguity, and is dependent upon the absolute of light velocity. Time and space are not abstractly eternal, but are measured only in reference to light velocity. Yogananda feels Einstein's theory of relativity is equivalent to the rishi's teaching of a sole fabric of creation - a protean maya.

Yogananda is obviously a physicist and, in this chapter, jumps into some fairly in-depth explanations...

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