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Articles tagged as Illusion

  • Choose Your Master Carefully

    We the living entities always have two options. One option is to take shelter of Krishna. And the other option is to take shelter of Krishna’s illusory energy i.e. maya. If we are not with Krishna, then by default we are with maya. 

  • The Deepest Conspiracy

    Conspiracy theories abound: COVID-19, G5, the New World Order, and, of course, the deep state.  I remember a time when life was simpler. There was only one conspiracy in town: Maya, the illusionary energy.

  • Respect The Dark Within You

    We all have an enemy within us: our dark side. This dark side is comprised of our lust, anger, greed, envy, arrogance and illusion. Such dark drives are stored as impressions in our mind.

  • The God Delusion Debate - Sivarama Swami and Dr Chetna Kang

    Dr. Dr Chetna Kang (Cit Shakti Dasi) interviewed and challenged Sivarama Swami on the authority of the Vedas and personal form of God at a Pandava Seni Alumni program in the UK.

  • How to Really Be Happy This Christmas

    When we send our children to school obviously we hope that they will be taught the truth. Well, at least some of the time. It seems that painful truths may have to wait, such as the non-existence of Santa Claus

  • How To Differentiate Between Lust and Love

    One of the defining delusions of our society is the equalization of lust with love. People who feel physically attracted to each other assume that are in love. But often their attraction is nothing more than lust.

  • Ego Death

    The three biggest fears in life: exams, public speaking and death. Of them, the final is probably the most acute. As that fateful hour approaches, everything we worked so hard for is snatched away, throwing our entire sense of identity and purpose into question.

  • Is Love Maya?

    Love and relationships in this world are not the source of bondage. Selfish desire is the source of bondage, and selfish desire hijacks our love and relationships.

  • The Science Delusion

    Rupert Sheldrake talks about his groundbreaking book The Science Delusion.

  • Is Religion the Opium of the Masses?
    “Religion is the opium of the masses” is the argument often used by atheists to dismiss religion without addressing the substantial issues it addresses. Though many atheists have used this quote, its most well-known proponent is Karl Marx: “Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.”
  • Forward or Backward?
    A cartoon once showed the legendary image of soldiers struggling to raise an American flag on Iwo Jima. The caption read, “Are we putting it up, or taking it down?” Similarly, I ask on behalf of the human race, “Are we advancing, or sinking?”