The Upnishads give two facts: (1) The first
one is that the soul does not belong to maya or the mayic
world because it itself is an eternal, infinitesimal and Divine entity
and (2) the second one is that the
soul has a natural and eternal relationship with God. The Upnishads
describe this fact with their aphorism like tattvamasi (Chand. 6/8/7). It means: (a) (tatsadrisham tvam) Soul (in its
pure form) is substantially the same as God, like a drop of the ocean and
the ocean itself. (b) (tasya tvam) Soul belongs to God as it
is eternally related to Him. Souls are unlimited in number.
But the truth is that the souls in the mayic
realm are eternally blemished with the association of maya
which is an eternally existing delusive power of God that appears and
multiplies itself in the form of this world.
Thus, a person has to recognize this truth, that he is
under the bondage of maya and so he has to renounce his ignorance
by properly understanding the fact that he does not belong to this
mayic world, he only belongs to his Divine beloved God with Whom
he has all kinds of sweet relationships, and after knowing that he has to
love Him wholeheartedly and selflessly.