Maya An Illusion
What is real ?The story on the screen or The story of our life?
The moving images on the silver screen are not real. Yet we get completely involved in the movie and lose ourselves in what unfolds in a movie theatre . When we come out of the theatre , we are back in our real lives. But what is real - the story on the screen or the story of our life? Which one is an illusion or maya? Both.
Three Hollywood epic movies – AVATAR , MATRIX, INCEPTION- to explore the illusion or maya.
Matter does not exist at the deepest level of matter ; matter is only apparent , it is maya. Shankara said it thousands of years ago; it is illusion. By illusion he does not mean that it does not exist; By illusion he simply means it appears to exist-something else exists. Don’t be deceived by the appreance. And the scientist found himself entering more into the world of Shankara than Aristotle . matter disappears , there is only energy - energy moving so fast that u cannot see its movement and it gives u the idea of the solid matter .
But Nothing is solid , everything is liquid.
Only energy is, and the ways of the energy are very paradoxical , very mystic. One particle of energy jumps from its place to another place ; it is continuously jumping . it is taking quantum leaps . the term ‘quantum leap’ comes from quanta . ‘Quanta’ means the ultimate particle of energy. When the quanta jumps from place A to B the phenomena is very mysterious . it simply disappears from A and appears at B and u cannot find it anywhere in between.
Maya A DreamWorld
The Mind knows only the dream , the illusion. A life lived through the Mind is a life of dreams . that is the meaning of the concept of maya.
Maya means that which appears to be and yet is not . it is just in the middle of the real and the unreal . it is a lie but it appears like truth . it is a deco rated lie , and very convincing. Wh en it there it appears absolutely true.
The Mind is the origin of maya , of all the illusions that u live through . once u start becoming aware of the Mind, the observer arises, then u become an awareness . awareness is totally different form the Mind. When u become an awareness then u can see the games of the Mind that have been playing with u for so many lives
Except Awareness Everything Is Maya
The only distinction between the dream and the real: Reality allows u to doubt , and the dream does not allow u to doubt.
Yet if u cannot doubt their illusion becomes a reality And if u can doubt , even the reality becomes the illusory.
Everything comes from nothing and everything moves into nothing : that is the meaning of maya . it does not mean unreal , because even the writing on the sand is real . Even the writing on water has its own reality , although it is very fleeting.
Wake Up ! Stop Dreaming! And Experience The Reality!
Truth is being , untruth is non-being , and between the two there is a world of dreaming—it carries the qualities of both . And Mind is the source of dreaming , so the Mind is illusory . The Mind is the source of all maya .
Shankara has divided reality into three categories . One category is the Truth.: that which is . In fact nothing else is possible ; Only Truth Can Be - untruth cannot be.
Second is untruth , which cannot be bcz for being it, Truth is needed..
And Third is dreaming, appearance, illusion, maya: that which appears to be but is not.
Going Beyond The Maya Of This World
There are three things to be remembered . One is the outside World, the Objective World. Then there is second World: The World of The Mind , the World that the psychoanalysis , the psychiatrists investigate. This World is illusory , that it has no truth , either objective or subjective, that it is in between.
And the Third World is ur Subjectivity , ur interiority , ur inner self.
Be Still & Silence And U Will Know