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.
Certain small areas are not looked into as we try to fine tune our spiritual practice. We often meet roadblocks and although we try to progress in our spiritual journey it is surprising to see that we have not moved an inch. Looking at praises and insults from a spiritual angle becomes very essential to take that giant leap towards perfection.
The word sin, is most often abused as a word of convenience. If I do not like someone doing a certain thing, I would end up saying that, a particular person is sinning. He is going against the commandment of God. Its high time that we as a civilization mature and understand the real significance of the word “Sin”