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  1. Dreams

    When something is unbelievably beautiful or joyful, you wonder whether it is a dream. Often, what you perceive as reality is not joyful and so when misery is there, you never wonder if it is a dream. You are sure it is real. This is knowing the real as un ...
  2. Always?

    How to be happy always? Forget about always, then you are happy. In wanting to be comfortable always, one becomes lazy. In wanting perfection always, one become angry. In wanting to be rich always, one becomes greedy. When we do not realise that only life ...
  3. The Five Aspects Of The Universe

    You have five aspects to yourself: Asti (is-ness); Bhaati (Knowledge, expression); Preeti (love); Nama (name); and Rupa (form). Matter has two aspects: name and form. Consciousness has three aspects: "is-ness"- that it is; knowingness/expression ...
  4. Maya

    What is Maya? Maya is that which can be measured. The whole world can be measured, that is why it is Maya. All the five elements- Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ether- can be measured. Question: Can space be measured? Sri Sri: Only in space can things be mea ...
  5. This begins a new practice

    Beyond an event is Knowledge. Beyond a person is love. Beyond an object is infinity. Knowledge is not in an event; it is beyond an event. If you take one event and infer anything from one event-- infer knowledge-- it will be erroneous knowledge. Say Nancy ...
  6. What is Maya? Does this Maya need to be embraced or does it need to be questioned? Why is it so difficult to comprehend?

    Maya means that which appears but when you try to catch it, it doesn’t get into your hand. That is why it is Maya.
    Something appears and you go to catch it and you can’t catch it. That is how everything in the world is. You see something so beautiful a ...
  7. Gurudev, all the scriptures proclaim that the appearance of this world is the handiwork of Maya. But Vedanta says it is of ignorance. How can the two statements be reconciled?

    There are two meaning for Maya.
    First of all, Maya means that which you cannot catch.
    There is another meaning for Maya – that which could be measured.
    The English word ‘measure’ comes from ‘miyate’. ‘Miya’ means to measure. So this entire crea ...
  8. Gurudev, can you please explain the concept of Avidya and Maya?

    Maya means all that can be measured. The English word measure comes from the Sanskrit word Maya. ‘Miyate anaya iti maya
    Miyate means to be measured. Everything that can be measured is Maya. The five el ...
  9. If the creator is real then how can this world which is part of the creator be an illusion?

    What does illusion mean? Illusion means appears to be.
    See in a hologram, all the figures appear. In the hologram all the rays are real, but the figures are temporary. They are not the real existence. Do you understand what I’m saying?
    Actually t ...
  10. Dear Gurudev, please throw light on what is Maya, and the different types of Maya.

    There are three types of Maya.
    The first is Moh Maya. When one becomes too much attached to money or children such that it blinds them, it is called Moh Maya.
    There are many people who go after money, money, mon ...
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