In order to avoid using words like God, or the Supreme being or any of the titles humans have invented to label that which has no name, is simply that from which all that exists comes.
I take the liberty of calling it….. The Source.
Thus the basic myth of Hinduism is the Source playing-hide and-seek with its -self.
The Source, under many names, creates the World by an act of self dismemberment, or self forgetting, whereby the One becomes Many, and the single actor, the Source plays innumerable parts.
In the end, the Source comes again to its self —only to begin the play, once more,
the One dying into the Many, and the Many dying into the One’
…….That which knows —in and through every individual , is the Source, the Atman or Self of the World ( the Source ).
Every life is a part or role in which the mind of the Source is absorbed , somewhat as an actor absorbs himself in being Hamlet and forgets that in real life….he is Mr. Smith..
By the act of self abandonment the Source becomes all beings- yet at the same time does not cease to be the Source.
For the Source is divided in play, in make believe,…but, remains un-divided in reality.
So that when the play comes to an end, the individualized consciousness awakens to find itself divine !