Questions tagged [maya]

Māyā is a spiritual concept connoting "that which exists, but is constantly changing and thus is spiritually unreal", and the "power or the principle that conceals the true character of spiritual reality.

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What scriptures describe Krishna teaching Narada about Maya?

During Krishna's time on earth, one of his greatest devotees was the sage Narada, who was also an incarnation of Vishnu as I discuss here. As I discuss in this answer, Narada was one of the sages who ...
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What are the differences in teachings between Yoga Vasista, Ashtavakra Gita, and Vivekachudamani?

Yoga Vasistha (योग-वासिष्ठ), Ashtavakra Gita (अष्टावक्रगीता), and Vivekachudamani (विवेकचूडामणि) are teachings about Enlightenment and (Moh)Maya. What are the Philosophical differences between these ...
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Is Mother's womb devoid of Maya (illusion)?

I was reading a book Biography of Pothuluri Veerabrahmendra Swami and Author delineates the Vedic Science of development of Embryo in that book. Veerabrahmendra Swami or Brahmam garu was a mystic ...
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Shri Krushna's revelation of his real identity

Shri Krushna had made many others understand "who is he" -- Shri Narayana himself, supreme Brahman. But after revealing his real identity, he made them forget the revelation by using "Maya", the ...
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What's the difference between a Māyāví & Siddha?

Śrī Kṛṣṇā at various instances in the Mahābhārata showed his various divine opulences in myriad ways. But, several people used the word Māyāví for dismissing it as something tāmasī or non-...
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Truth in Advaita

To which theory of truth does the advaita vedanta relate? The correspondance theory, the coherence theory, or another one? If truth, in Adi Shankara's comprehension, is understood as the ...
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Do any sects that do not subscribe to advaita believe in the concept of Maya?

Instead of the popular meaning illusion, I like the definition from http://vedantastudent.blogspot.com/p/maya.html "Maya creates apparent multiplicity in a universe where only Brahman really exists."...
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Among Vishnu's avataras was Krishna the only one to demonstrate the power of Maya?

I think all the Gopis thought Krishna was with them, through his Maya. But the Rama Avatara seems to have been earnest and straightforward throughout. As Vishnu, he should have been able to deploy ...
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Do mentally ill people get karmaphala?

Is thinking that the body is the self a form of mental illness/disorder ? If a Psychopath(alex) killed people but in his mind he thought that he actually helped the victims from some mysterious ...
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How do Advatins classify Vaikuntha and other lokas according to their philosophy?

Do advaitins believe in Vaikuntha and other lokas and see them as eternal?
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You are not the mind nor the body you are the ALL, but at the same time to be the all you have to be the mind and body, this is a paradox?

We are not the body nor the mind, but at the same time we have to be the body and mind since we are the ALL, give me your explanation? Maya/the illusion is when someone is bound and emprisoned by the ...
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Where does Maya reside?

Jiva is said to be covered in 5 sheath or koshas as you can read here. My question is - does Maya resides in or part of or is active (not sure what is better word) in any specific sheath? When the ...
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Have anyone seen golden arch at Gandi Kshetra?

Have anyone seen golden arch built by vayu for Rama, at Gandi Kshetra, British officer Thomas Monroe has apparently seen? Is it visible to those who're turiya?
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What is the status Of Rudra's alleged delusion by Krishna?

There is a claim that Krishna has stated in the Mahabharata that he has illusioned Rudra and others: http://www.vrindavana.net/academy/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/visnu-sahasra-nama-baladeva-I.pdf ...
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Which commentator interprets Gaudapada's word Chitta as Chaitanya?

In this lecture, Swami Paramarthananda, an Advaitin, discusses Adi Shankaracharya's refutation of Yogachara Buddhism in his Brahma Sutra Bhashya. He says that Yogachara Buddhism and Advaita may seem ...
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What does the term in "the playing fields" as used in the Bhagadavida Gita really mean?

There is a verse in the Bhagadavida Gita that refers to the earth world realm and it's 3rd dimensional limitations emplaced there as "the playing fields". I have a few ideas as-to-what what this may ...
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Who is an “Adhishtathri”?

I have heard that Lord Shiva made Mother Parvati the “adhishtathri” of tantra sidhdhi. I have also heard ISKCON Acharyas saying that Mother Parvati is the “adhistathri” of maya. I would like an answer ...
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Maya and Lord Shiva

From the lecture of HG Amogh Lila Prabhu 2:49-3:03 Quoting HG: This tatva(Lord Shiva’s) is unaffected by Maya;it is neither beyond(transcending) Maya,neither is it polluted by Maya,it is pure. ...