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 important to understand the position and philosophy of every spiritual statement. More so when it comes to interpreting the spiritual works such as the Bhagavad Gita etc, one may find extremely contradictory statements about the same subject which may appear to starkly oppose each other. This is where one has to become vigilant and take the help of one who has undergone spiritual rigor in understanding the scripture. While analyzing such scripture, the rule of thumb is to be able to harmonize contradictory statements and arrive at one universal meaning in the most profound manner. This shall happen only if one has the power of spiritual practice behind him.