The ancient Hindu scriptures declare that the physical world operates under the law of maya, the principle of duality. God’s one consciousness took on the appearance of opposites — positive and negative, light and darkness, pleasure and pain, etc. Every great scientific discovery of modern times has merely confirmed this simple pronouncement of the rishis.
Newton’s Law of Motion, for example, is a law of duality: “To every action there is always an equal and opposite reaction.” To have a single force is impossible. There must be, and always is, a pair of forces, equal and opposite.
The entire physical world reflects this polarity. Electricity is a phenomenon of repulsion and attraction — its electrons and protons are electrical opposites. Similarly, the atom, like the earth itself, is a magnet with positive and negative poles.
Maya or duality is the very texture and structure of creation.
I have long suffered from the jaundice of duality. Everywhere, pale matter distorts Thy living presence. Wilt Thou heal my sight, that with the eyes of wisdom I behold Thy presence only, everywhere? Next 133. Demand for Quickening Activity