The Vedic Epiphany

1008 Petalled Lotus with Self at the center

Image of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
Karma is the law of cause and effect, action and reaction governing maya. Anava is the individuating veil of duality, source of ignorance and finitude. Maya is the classroom, karma the teacher, and anava the student's ignorance.
—Gurudeva