This universe is only a divine sport, a play of consciousness. When there is ignorance, this universe appears separate, filled with differences. When knowledge arises, then that universe of separation disappears and only consciousness is everywhere. Enlightenment is this realization that only the one consciousness, the one power exists. That is our true Self, the universe, God.
For the one who realizes this there is no bondage or liberation, no start or finish, no limitation or goal. The veil of differences, the illusion of duality lifts when our bodies are purified. Then Consciousness shows us that the world and we are not separate objects, but that we are the one universal consciousness.
When God wants to become creation, He accepts the appearance of differentiation in Himself and manifests through infinite forms. Consciousness shines and appears as the whole universe while remaining transcendent. He appears as our physical, subtle, causal and supra-causal bodies and creates innumerable conditions and forms. He becomes the phenomenal world of heaven, earth, fear, disease, bliss, pleasure and pain. Remaining in the supreme stillness, remaining the witness, remaining Shiva, He plays within Himself as the world. He creates waves upon the still ocean always remaining the ocean.
The world is an appearance of God, within God. It is born of God and the same as God. We believe we are this body and experience it as different from others. We are God, the supreme, stainless consciousness. This body is That. Our mind is That. Our feelings are That. Our intuition is That. Our consciousness is That.