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Ramana Maharshi Tells How To Get Rid Of Maya
« on: April 25, 2010, 11:50:00 AM »
D.: Can you help me to get rid of Maya ?

M.: What is Maya ?

D.: Attachment to the world.

M.: What is it then that raises the question of Maya just now?

D.: The mind was not in sleep. The world and the attachment to it are of the mind.

M.: That is it. The world and the attachment to it are of the mind , not of the Self.

D.: But I do not understand.

M.: Because you are identifying the Self with the body. Give up the wrong identity and the Self is revealed.

D.: But this does not answer my question to help me to get rid of Maya, i.e., attachment.

M.: This attachment is not found in sleep. It is perceived and felt now.

It is not your real nature. On whom is this accretion? If the Real Nature is known these exist not. If you realise the Self the possessions are not perceived. That is getting rid of Maya.


Maya is not objective, that it could be got rid of in any other way.

[Ed: The above conversation (sadly) shows how often aspirants were either not listening to what the Maharshi was saying, or were asking for what they actually did not want]

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Re: Ramana Maharshi Tells How To Get Rid Of Maya
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2010, 07:20:35 PM »
Maya, as Sri Sankara says is anirvachaneeyam, indescribable.
It is like the mind or is equal to the mind, either it is there or
it is not there.  All our delusions are Mayaic.  She is wife of
Siva who sports with the world and its people.  But she is also
the gateway to go to Siva.  Then she becomes Suddha Maya,
Apeetakuchambal of Arunachaleswara, the concorporate divine
Mother and Father.

Arunachala Siva.