15From Swami Ji Maharaj
- Oct 26, 2001In the religion of Saints the relationship between the Supreme Being
and the Jiva [soul] is that of Ansi and Ansa*, while the
Vedantists believe that there is only Brahma and nothing else and do
not accept the Jiva as anything distinct and separate.
-- Swami Ji Maharaj, Sar Bachan Prose, Book Two
* Ansa means an emanation. Ansi means the Source of Ansas.
The relationship between Ansi and Ansa can be easily understood by
taking the Ansi as Ocean or Sun and the Ansa as a drop of water or
ray of Light respectively.