Swami Nikhilanada said:
The cause Brahman (God), appears as the effect,
The Universe, without undergoing any change whatsoever,
Just as the desert appears as the mirage.
There is no difference in essence between clay and the pot made of clay.
The pot is a modification of clay,
Associated with a name and a form,
Which serves a practical purpose in everyday life.
When the name and form are discarded,
The pot is seen as clay.