Tag Archives: illusion, temporary

Deeming False to be Real

The Gurbani reminds us: ਸਚੁ ਜਾਣੈ ਕਚੁ ਵੈਦਿਓ ਤੂ ਆਘੂ ਆਘੇ ਸਲਵੇ ॥ ਨਾਨਕ ਆਤਸੜੀ ਮੰਝਿ ਨੈਣੂ ਬਿਆ ਢਲਿ ਪਬਣਿ ਜਿਉ ਜੁੰਮਿਓ ॥੨॥: Sachu jaanai kachu vaidio too aaghoo aaghe …

The Illusory World

The Gurbani (and other Indian scriptures) calls this created universe “Jhooth” (false or fake), “Mithyaa or Bharam” (illusion), and ” Supanaa” (dream). Calling this universe or material world false, illusion …

Mistaking Rope for a Snake

Like a person in the dark of night mistakes a rope for a snake, we get mixed up about the true nature of things in this world (including our own …

THIS WORLD IS A DREAM

The Gurbani stresses that this physical world, and all the experiences associated with it, is only a dream (“ਸੁਪਨਾ”). In other words, as repeatedly indicated in the Gurbani, it is …

MITHIYA – ਮਿਥਿਆ

In addition to “dream”, the Gurbani calls material world or Maya as “Jhooth” (false or fake), and “Mithiyaa or Bharam” (unreal, fleeting, temporary, perishable, illusion, etc.). “Mithia” (pronounced Mithiyaa or …

THE NATURE OF ILLUSION – MAYA : PART 2

ਰਾਜ ਭੁਇਅੰਗ ਪ੍ਰਸੰਗ ਜੈਸੇ ਹਹਿ ਅਬ ਕਛੁ ਮਰਮੁ ਜਨਾਇਆ ॥ ਅਨਿਕ ਕਟਕ ਜੈਸੇ ਭੂਲਿ ਪਰੇ ਅਬ ਕਹਤੇ ਕਹਨੁ ਨ ਆਇਆ ॥: Raaj bhuiang prasang jaise hahi ab kashu maram janaaiaa …

THE NATURE OF ILLUSION – MAYA : PART 1

The Gurbani asserts that we all are in the grip, spell, grasp, hook, net (Jaal), claws, hands, or talons of Maya (illusion). ਕਹਿ ਕਬੀਰ ਜਿਸੁ ਉਦਰੁ ਤਿਸੁ ਮਾਇਆ ॥: Kahi Kabeer …