The universe is a Spiritual System governed by immutable laws of cause and effect. Man is an integral part of this System, inseparable from It. At first he does not understand his own nature and thereby, by the very law which could produce freedom, brings limitation into his experience. This limitation he calls evil. Man can perceive his true relationship to the universe and live in such conscious union with it that he actually reproduces, in his own individual life, the vast cosmic order. This concept is identical with that held by most of the great thinkers throughout the ages.