We have in our mind an idea of this great universe, which is, as we all know, the material manifestation of God. Generally we look upon it as maya or illusion, to distinguish it from the unchanging absolute Reality. People have tried to define maya in numerous different ways, not, perhaps, without some reasonable basis. It is really a Godly power which has brought into existence the entire creation in its different forms and shapes, and which regulates its entire working. We are all the while surrounded by this great power, and its effect is visible in all phases of our activity.