Mind alone is this universe. Mind is the mountain-range. Mind is the space. Mind is god. Mind alone is friend and foe. When the consciousness forgets itself and undergoes modification and psychological conditioning, it is known as the mind which gives rise to birth and death. This is known as jiva, being that part of the infinite consciousness which has assumed the character of an object of this consciousness, just a little enveloped by the psychological conditioning. It is this jiva that moves away from the truth of the infinite consciousness and by sinking deeper and deeper into the conditioning becomes involved in the world-appearance.
'Of course, the self is neither the jiva, nor the body, nor its components. The self is, like space, independent of all these.'
Courtesy of Josh Sherman