Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Is Maya our friend or foe?

We hear that is it is because of Maya that we are turned away from God and until we are under the influence of Maya, we won't be able to see God. We cannot be totally free from Lust, Greed and Anger until we are under the influence of Maya. Hearing all this it does seem like Maya is our enemy. But, at the same time Maya is one of God's powers and is lifeless. It is God's servant. Then, how is it that God's power or God's servant is keeping us away from God? This does not sound right.

Yes, Absolutely right. How can God's power keep us away from God. There are 2 ways that we are being driven towards God. One, God sends his Saints to appear on earth as a human who give us true knowledge on How to attain God by lovingly explaining us the philosophy. But, if we were very content in the world, Who would listen to Saints. We would just drive them away. We would tell them- 'Hey Listen to my belief, I believe that God has been...
made up by some people's imagination. Do you have any proof that God's exist. Now, God has not given them permission to give them divine vision until they surrender. So, poor Saints even though they are trying to benefit the soul, they would have to return to their ashram in vain. That is way, God has his second helper, Maya which thrashes us left and right in the world. It is like a mother who slaps hier misbehaving child. Even though we are so troubled in the world, we are still not looking towards God completely. Imagine, what would be our state is we were not troubled. We would forget God completely. Maya is reminding us that go towards God, and if we don't it thrashes us in the world so that we turn towards God. When a person is very troubled, he always looks towards God. When he realizes that all his family and friends in the world are extremel selfish, he remembers God. When he becomes very poor, he looks towards God.

Kunti had once said:

'Sukh Ke Mathe Sil Pade, Jo Hari Ko De Bhulaya'

'Balihari Va Dukh Ke, Jo Pal Pal Naam Rataye'

May I not never get any Happiness if it makes me forget God.

Blessed be that Sorrow, that makes me chant God's name every moment.

So, Maya is that mother who slaps her child or teacher who scolds her student if they are not on the right path. Once the soul surrenders to God, Maya happily leaves that soul alone forever.