We cannot enter into the Lord’s domain without a proper understanding of Maya Devi. Unless the philosophy of Maya Devi is assimilated, spiritual life cannot be stable and one shall be continuously lured by material energy or by the power of Maya. The sages and saints have highlighted the value of Maya Devi through their very lives. Goswami Tulsidas is a striking example in this regard
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Having the right mentality is preliminary condition towards healthy and peaceful living. Great Mental health and spirituality are closely connected and can be considered as two sides of the same coin. If Truth is part of one’s character, naturally such a person shall have great mental health. The goal should be to become more spiritual. As one does this, mentally one shall become more calm, peaceful and collected.
The world that we see around is not really the way it appears to our senses. There is more to it than meets the eye. The reality of the world is covered by the power of Maya. This Maya makes the world appear and disappear. We as jeevas or living entities view creation which in itself is a setup of Maya and hence, there is a clout that covers the real picture present behind Maya. Our understanding is clouded by Maya. It will be interesting to understand how Maya creates the imagery that we are all used to which forces us into coming to the conclusion that what we see, hear, touch, smell and taste is real. The reality cannot be further than this.
It is needed to look deeply into the stories from the Puranas, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. there is more to it than meets the eye. Lord Krishna represents Bhakti. However the character of Sri Rama is dualistic. It stands for the equal-eyed Jnana and also to the partial Bhakti aspect. If we do not see the deep philosophy of the stories of our Puranas, we shall miss out the greatest lessons of life. Looking deeper at these stories can trigger our intelligence and prevent us from committing great mistakes as we continue to live in this mortal world.