Category: Maya

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FROM SILENCE TO SILENCE

  In the scriptures, it is said: “From silence we come and to silence we return.” We come from silence and end up in silence. Has it been a journey, or have we not travelled at all? That remains the question. If it has been a journey coming...

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THE PHILOSOPHY OF MAYA

  Shankara says that the whole world is an illusion, and nothing is real; it is a dream. That is from the Advaita philosophy, Advaitism. In other words, monism regards everything as just an unreality, and only Divinity is the true reality. That is very well and very,...

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THE PURPOSE OF LIFE

  What is the purpose of life? To answer this question, it would imply another question within the question that life could be purposeless. Yet we try to find purpose in purposelessness. The nothingness of life becomes something. Who makes life into something? We do, we, with our...

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AS RELATIVE BEINGS WE ARE REAL

  Divinity, at a certain level just below the realms of the absolute, is described as existence.  It is described as knowledge, and it is described as bliss.  So, existence, knowledge and bliss could be taken as a manifestation and not a creation. To repeat, all existence is...