Thus we find that the minds of these ancient Aryan thinkers had begun a new theme. They found out that in the external world no search would give an answer to their question. They might seek in the external world for ages, but there would be no answer to their questions. So they fell back upon this other method; and according to this, they were taught that these desires of the senses, desires for ceremonials and externalities have caused a veil to come between themselves and the truth, and that this cannot be removed by any ceremonial. They had to fall back on their own minds, and analyse the mind to find the truth in themselves.

The outside world failed and they turned back upon the inside world, and then it became the real philosophy of the Vedanta; from here the Vedanta philosophy begins. It is the foundation - stone of Vedanta philosophy. As we go on, we find that all its inquiries are inside.

From the very outset they seemed to declare -- look not for the truth in any religion; it is here in the human soul,the miracle of all miracles -- in the human soul, the emporium of all knowledge, the mine of all existence -- seek here. What is not here cannot be there. And they found out step by step that that which is external is but a dull reflection at best of that which is inside. We shall see how they took, as it were, this old idea of God,the Governor of the universe, who is external to the universe,and first put Him inside the universe. He is not a God outside, but He is inside; and they took Him from there into their own hearts. Here He is,in the heart of man,the Soul of our souls, the Reality in us.
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