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1863-1902, India


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[1 of 2] Vivekananda (1863-1902, India): primary subject "Cosmology, cosmos": detail "‘Lectures and Discourses: Introduction to Jnana-Yoga’"
 The only way to reach a sure analysis of the universe is by the analysis of our own minds. 

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[2 of 2] Vivekananda (1863-1902, India): primary subject "Cosmology, cosmos": detail "‘Lecture on Vedantism to the Hindus of Jaffna’"
India, Iran, Tibet, BuddhismThe Sanskrit word for creation, properly translated, should be projection and not creation. For the word creation in the English language, has unhappily got that fearful, that most crude idea of something coming out of nothing, creation out of nonentity, non-existence becoming existence, which, of course, I would not insult you by asking you to believe. Our word, therefore, is projection. The whole of this nature exists, it becomes finer, subsides; and then after a period of rest, as it were, the whole thing is again projected forward, and the same combination, the same evolution, the same manifestations appear and remain playing, as it were, for a certain time, only again to break into pieces, to become finer and finer, until the whole thing subsides, and again comes out. Thus it goes on backwards and forwards with a wave-like motion throughout eternity. Time, space, and causation are all within this nature. To say, therefore, that it had a beginning is utter nonsense. No question can occur as to its beginning or its end. Therefore wherever in our scriptures the words beginning and end are used, you must remember that it means the beginning and the end of one particular cycle; no more than that.