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Maaya makes you believe that dreams are real!

by | Jan 3, 2021 | Drama, Dreams, Illusion, Independent Spirituality, Maaya, Maya, Raaga/Dvesha, Raaga/Dvesha, Samsara

Question:

We keep hearing how this awareness is like knowing your dreaming. But the best (and most entertaining) dreams are when you think it’s real! I know thinking like this is primitive-talk compared to what we’ve learnt, but I still can’t help but agree with this thought.

Answer:

That which is entertaining is called Maya. That which causes raga and dvesha needs to be entertaining, it needs to be gripping. Otherwise how could it grip you like this? How could it compel you to believe that the dream is real? That’s the magic!  It’s doing its job very well, isn’t it?

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3 Comments

  1. Shanta Billiot

    Wow! I am going to be back to check up on new posts.

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  2. Victorina Lowry

    Thanks for finally talking about Maaya makes you believe that dreams are real! | liked it!

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  3. Nehal Shah

    Ektaji summed up the answer very succinctly.

    Most of us are immersed in Maya. Even great ones like Gautam Siddarth did not have that level of understanding (before he became enlightenment). But, he asked most basic question. I have all these palaces, name and fame and I will be coronated the emperor of large kingdom. Smaller level kings will bow to me. My father tells me I will be a great emperor.

    If I am going to die in 30-40 years, I am going to suffer due to sickness, suffer due to losing loved ones, is not all this comforts just temporary? How can I work on something that is permanent?

    Taking cue from this most basic question and innate wisdom, even if everything is fundamentally real for us, it will perish in couple of years. This body made of couple of kilos of calcium carbonate, proteins, water and other chemicals, will return back to earth.

    What then is the use of this real world? This real world will become illusory and irrelevant, because we (soul , consciousness) would have left this so called real body behind.

    So, even if we cannot muster up the awareness, remaining aware of this fact that everything is नश्वर (temporary) is the path forward for us

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