Category Archives: Maya, Illusion, Dream

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 …

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GUR-SHABAD IS THE ANTIDOTE TO POISON OF MAYA-SERPENT

Gur-Shabad is the antidote to the poison of the Maya-serpent: ਗਾਰੁੜ ਮੰਤ੍ਰ (Gaarurr Mantra). And the Gurmukh knows how to apply it. ਬਿਸੀਅਰ ਬਿਸੂ ਭਰੇ ਹੈ ਪੂਰਨ ਗੁਰੁ ਗਰੁੜ ਸਬਦੁ …

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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 …

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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 …

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THE NATURE OF ILLUSION – MAYA : PART 3

How can we get rid of this illusion? Consider the following verses from the Gurbani: ਬਿਨੁ ਸਬਦੈ ਜਗੁ ਦੁਖੀਆ ਫਿਰੈ ਮਨਮੁਖਾ ਨੋ ਗਈ ਖਾਇ ॥ ਸਬਦੇ ਨਾਮੁ ਧਿਆਈਐ ਸਬਦੇ ਸਚਿ …

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