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Ramana Maharshi About Maya And Mind
« on: July 12, 2010, 01:13:27 PM »
D: It is stated that the existence of the world is false,an illusion, Maya, but we see the world day after day.How can it be false?

B: By false it is meant that the conception of the world is a superimposition on reality, as the idea of a snake is superimposed on the reality of a rope, in darkness (in ignorance). That is Maya, illusion.

D: What is Maya? Illusion?

B: Seeing ice without seeing that it is water is illusion,Maya. Therefore saying things like killing the mind or anything like that also has no meaning, for after all mind also is part and parcel of the Self.

Resting in the Self or inhering in the Self is mukti, getting rid of Maya.
Maya is not a separate entity. Absence of light is called darkness,so also absence of Knowledge, Illumination etc., is called ignorance, illusion or Maya.


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Re: Ramana Maharshi About Maya And Mind
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2010, 06:27:10 PM »

Dear prasanth,

This is what Bhagavan Ramana says in Verses 15 to 17 of Upadesa

15. Mind extinct, the mighty seer
Returns to his own natural being
And has no action to perform.

16. It is true wisdom
for the mind to turn away
From the outer objects and behold
Its own effulgent form.

17. When unceasingly the mind
Scans its own form
There is nothing of the kind
For everyone
This path direct is open.

If one is not comfortable with the killing of the mind, then
read the Verse 18:

18.  Thought alone make up the mind,
And all thoughts the 'I' thought is the root
What is called mind is but the notion "I".     

Arunachala Siva.