aham bhavan na canyas tvam
tvam evaham vicaksva bhoh
na nau pasyanti kavayas
chidram jatu manag api
ahamI; bhavanyou; nanot; caalso; anyahdifferent; tvamyou; tvamyou; evacertainly; ahamas I am; vicaksvajust observe; bhohMy dear friend; nanot; nauof us; pasyantido observe; kavayahlearned scholars; chidramfaulty differentiation; jatuat any time; manakin a small degree; apieven.
My dear friend, I, the Supersoul, and you, the individual soul, are not different in quality, for we are both spiritual. In fact, My dear friend, you are qualitatively not different from Me in your constitutional position. Just try to consider this subject. Those who are actually advanced scholars, who are in knowledge, do not find any qualitative difference between you and Me.
Both the Supreme Personality of Godhead and the living entity are qualitatively one. There is no factual difference between the two. The Mayavadi philosophers are again and again defeated by the illusory energy because they think that there is no separation between the Supersoul and the individual soul or that there is no Supersoul. They are also misled in thinking that everything is the Supersoul. However, those who are kavayah, learned scholars, actually know the facts. They do not commit such mistakes. They know that God and the individual soul are one in quality, but that the individual soul falls under the clutches of maya, whereas the Supersoul, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, is the controller of maya. Maya is the creation of the Supreme Lord (maya srsta); therefore the Supreme Lord is the controller of maya. Although one in quality with the Supreme Lord, the individual soul is under the control of maya. Mayavadi philosophers cannot distinguish between the controller and the controlled.

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