The Wanderings of the Mind in Maya

The more you think of Maya, the more is your anxiety, or your eagerness for its (Maya’s) enjoyment (upabhog), and the greater your anxiety, […]

To have the desired result

“Jesus was humiliated and physically hurt, and he knew it would be, because he had planned it all long ago. He did it for […]

The Sadgurus are for the sake of giving

The river and its waters are for the use of the people, and for this very purpose—to serve the needs of the people—does the […]

The Need  

When you give your beard into the hands of a barber for shaving, you allow him to take as much liberty as he likes […]

Explanations versus Experience – Part 2/2

Take another analogy on the same theme. Suppose a simple villager from Arangaon, who has never before so much as stepped out of his […]

Explanations versus Experience – Part 1/2

I too was once like you, attracted towards this worldly Maya; but oh! What lila, what powers my Guru possessed, that he showed me […]

Pearls before Swine

A swine, a hog, always lives on refuse and excrement. You may throw before it the best of food-stuffs or invaluable treasures, even diamonds […]

Winning release from Maya (Part 2/2)

Take another example. Imagine a man without any teeth. Now, if a fine stalk of sugar cane were brought to him, what would he […]

Winning release from Maya (Part 1/2)

If you can only manage to give up subservience to the great attributes of Maya, which are kam, krodh, lobh-passion (lust), anger and greed-you […]

Annihilating Sanskaras: Two Analogies – 3. The simile of dream and awakening

(continued from previous post)

Let us take another simile. Suppose you are dreaming, and in that dream state you are enjoying a fine drive […]