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Complete description of Maya

Final entity is God only, – the ultimate substratum of creation.

The first creation is – this primordial energy or space, Akassha.

Ultimate Nirgunam finally stands – for ultimate God only.

But Nirgunam can also be used – relatively to created items.

Radio is on a table – the table is finally standing on earth.

Earth is the ultimate support – but table is also relatively,

A support with respect to – the radio standing on it.

Similarly, the inert energy – is called as Nirgunam relatively.

The inert energy is entity – relatively with respect to awareness.

Awareness is entity relatively – with respect to knowledge.

The relative Nirgunam is not – the absolute Nirgunam, the God.

Table is relative support – it is not absolute support, the earth.

 

Space, invisible energy – appearing as vacuum or Shunyam,

Generates visible energy or Agni – and matter in three states.

Finally space generates – awareness, a special typical work.

Mula Maya or space gives – matter, visible energy and awareness.

These three are Maha Maya, – the conversion of Mula Maya

Into Maha maya is apparent – from the view of Mula Maya.

From the view of Maha Maya – conversion is real.

Apparent conversion is Vivarta – real conversion is Parinama.

If you see mud in the pot – conversion is apparent,

If you see the pot only – conversion is real.

Vivarta says that no pot exists – without the mud.

Parinama says that pot brings water – but not the mud.

Both are simultaneous truths – with respect to cause and effect.

There is no difference between – Shankara and Ramanuja,

Shankara is for Vivarta – Ramanuja is for Parinama.

But the main point here is – conversion is limited here

Between Mula Maya and Maha Maya – God is not here.

Generation of Mula Maya – from God is not the topic.

The evolution of Mula Maya – from God is unimaginable.

Mula Maya is imaginable – but God is unimaginable.

The production of imaginable – from unimaginable

Does not exist anywhere – in this imaginable creation.

Only conversion of imaginable – into imaginable is known.

As Mula Maya generates Maha Maya – Maha Maya gives Maya.

Matter gives forms; Agni gives qualities – like colors etc.,

Awareness gives feelings – like knowledge, love etc.,

 

Mula Maya With respect to God – Maha Maya w.r.t. Mula Maya,

Maya w.r.t. Maha Maya is Mithya, – Mithya is relatively real.

Entire creation is Maya, – Maha Maya and Mula Maya.

The soul is in Maha Maya, – for soul Maya is Mithya.

For God entire creation – is Mithya, not for the soul.

The dream is Maya only – it is Mithya for the soul.

But the creation is not – Maya alone to be Mithya

For the soul, – creation is dream for God only.

For the soul Maya in creation – is like the dream.

Forms, qualities and feelings – constitute Maya in creation.

When Shankara says that – the creation is Mithya

For the soul, the creation – is confined to Maya only.

Only the forms, qualities and feelings – are Mithya for soul.

 

Primordial energy, - matter, visible energy and awareness

Are Mithya for God only, – dream of the soul is a simile

For the creation of God, – simile is only a simile, after all.

Concept is creation of God, – simile is dream of soul.

Through the simile – concept must be understood clearly.

Simile should not be taken – as the very concept itself.

The soul can enjoy the Maya part – of this creation as dream.

But the soul should not treat – the other two parts as dream.

For example take a girl, – the beautiful form of her body,

The shining color of energy, - and her love, the feeling,

All the three are Mithya – relative realities only for you

With respect to her matter, – her energy and her awareness.

You should not be trapped by – the Mithya part of the girl.

 

But one should not think that – total girl herself is Mithya.

The matter and energy of her body – and her awareness

Are not Mithya, they are real – equal to your self.

If you say that the girl is Mithya – you are also Mithya.

Yourself and girl are Mithya – for the primordial energy.

Both of you are Maha Maya – and Mithya for Mula Maya.

Mula Maya is Mithya for God – both of you are also Mithya

For God, who alone can create – Mula Maya or the space.

A liberated soul blessed with – super powers from God

Stands in the plane of Mula Maya, – Maha Maya is Mithya

For him only, even he cannot – create the Mula Maya.

 

 

The creator of Mula Maya is – God alone, God alone is

The creator, Ruler and destroyer – of Mula Maya of creation.

As God enjoys with relatively real – creation like a dream,

You can enjoy the Maya part – of this creation as a dream.

For God entire creation is cinema, – for you Maya alone is

A similar cinema, Maya is cinema – in this creation-cinema.

You are a part of cinema for God, – Maya is cinema for you.

 

In a drama, roles are forms, – colors are visible qualities,

Actions are feelings, all these three – are Mithya for you.

But the stage, actors and lights – are not Mithya for you.

With super powers you can control – Maha Maya as Mithya.

But you cannot generate – the very Mula Maya or space.

The energy liberated from – the fission of an atom can

Destroy the total awareness – existing in all the humanity!

You are a part of Maha Maya – controlled by Mula Maya.

 

You cannot create even an atom – how can you be God?

Advaitin says that awareness – is converted in to dream.

The dream consists of living – and non-living objects together.

He takes this similarity into – this entire creation and says that

Since creation consists of – both living and non-living items,

The cause of the universe – must be also the same awareness.

Hence, he concludes that – soul is the common awareness.

But the dream is not the actual – creation in anyway.

There is similarity but both differ – in degree of reality.

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