| Mayâ tatamidam sarvam jagadavyaktamurtinâ
Matsthâni sarvabhootâni na câham tesvavasthitah
Na ca matsthâni bhootâni pasya me yogamaisvaram
Bhootabhrnna ca bhootastho mamâtm bhootabhâvanah. (Gita 9:4,5)
I pervade the entire universe in My Unmanifest form, and all beings exist (abide) in Me. But if it is assumed that beings have no independent existence, then I do not pervade them, nor do they abide in Me. i.e. I am all. It is I who is the base creator and sustainer of all beings. But behold My divine Yoga (the power of My discipline), that in spite of being the creator and sustainer of all beings, in reality, Myself, I do not dwell in them. I remain totally untainted.
Just like there is water in ice, similarly in this world, in existence, that is “Is-ness” is omnipresent (ever present) in the form of equanimity, peace, truth, knowledge and bliss. In this indivisible existence, between Me, You, This and That, there is no separation.
Until the aspirant has the feeling that God and this world are two, until then he should understand that in God is this world, and in this world is God. But when there is no existence of two, then neither the world is in God, nor in this world is God. The Embodied Soul has given an independent existence to this world. As long as there is exertion of Ego (ahankaar), personal attachments (mamta), and worldly desires (kaamanaa), till then (the aspirant’s perception is), all beings existing in God and God is present in all creatures. But immediately upon the dissolving of Ego, personal attachments, and worldly desires, there is neither all existing in God, nor God present in all creatures. Rather, there is God and only God. All is God. “Vasudeva Sarvam”.
From Gita Prabodhani by Swami Ramsukhdasji