The Soul’s apparent imprisonment becomes so suffocatingly unbearable that it –
by the Master’s grace – literally tears itself free;
and the feeling of exultation is as powerful as was its feeling of suffocation.
The experience of both imprisonment and release is of Illusion;
but the experience of the final Freedom is of Reality.
The emancipated Soul then experiences continuously and eternally its own infinite freedom.
The world exists only as long as the Soul experiences bondage;
when the Soul realizes itself as Reality the world vanishes – for it never was.
And the Soul experiences itself as being Infinite & Eternal.
– Meher Baba. The Everything and the Nothing