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In previous part 24, student thought maya and consciousness are two different entities. Teacher explained there is no question of two-ness. Just like the skill of singing is never away from the conscious person in whom that potential rests. Even when the singing power projects outwards, the person can’t be reduced to a single definition…

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In previous part 23, we’ve seen that maya is dependent on the Limitless One (brahman) for it’s existence. Māyā is the totality of all names-forms which enjoy their reality in the one undivided Truth. Just how all words on a whiteboard, irrespective of the relative glory they enjoy – all have their being in the…

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In previous part 22, we heard how maya’s veiling and projecting power works. They work in tandem. Veiling power (āvaraṇa-śakti) causes partial knowledge. For example, if we see the top, we’re under the influence of veiling power. Because we don’t see the bottom. Thus any opinion about the object is partial-knowledge because it’s limited to…

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In previous part 21, we asked “What causes projection of ignorance?” The cause of ignorance is partial knowledge and the effect is partial ignorance or projection. Suppose I say it’s a 6. You say it’s a 9. Debate goes on for years. Without the ink – is there a 6 or 9 to debate? It’s…

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In previous part 20, we demonstrated how superimposition produces a genuine response in the world. Despite the value-neutral status of rope – the victim jumps in fear, mistaking it as a snake. Thereafter, whatever conclusions the victim makes, are based on a false projection. Victim will even write a story and post it on social…

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In previous part 19, we’ve established that a superimposition is when name-form is projected onto an unchanging base. For example… Ring has a name called “r-i-n-g”. It also has a form. Thus, the ring is a name-form superimposed on it’s base, the gold, from which it’s made of. Additionally… Ring is only a superimposition from…

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In previous part 18, we’ve seen that even after knowledge of oneness takes place, the world doesn’t change it’s dualistic nature. Only the person’s relationship with the world changes. Knowing it to be a dependent-reality. Just how we know and have proof the world is atoms, this knowledge doesn’t cause us to treat each other,…

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In previous part 17, we saw that even though Limitless One is the cause of the universe, it is not involved in the creation, sustenance nor destruction of the world. No different to how the conscious subject in bed, remains free of whatever happens in the dream world. If one person out of, suppose 8…

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In previous part 16, we saw that the all-pervading One (Isvara) is both creator and creation. Just like a spider which spins the web, drawing silk from within itself – in same way, the Limitless One (Isvara) draws from it’s own maya power, all the material and intelligence needed for the world (jagat) to take…

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In previous part 15, we saw how different objects in the universe resolve into the One cause. Just how all furniture resolves into One wood. Meaning wood is the cause of entire furniture world. In same way, owning to Brahman’s power called māyā, it creates world of multiplicity out of it’s potential of intelligent and…

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