Theosophy | The Concept of Maya

In Yogic philosophy it is said that the only thing that is real is the eternal, absolute and infinite consciousness that is the backdrop of this whole illusion of physical life. May is the veil and illusion that we are experiencing when we are seeing and experiencing life through our five senses.
Maya is the attachment to physical life and thinking that this is the only real thing. While in yoga we say that the universe is unreal, but the consciousness is the only real aspect. This consciousness is us and we are part of this as much as we are a part of it.
When we identify ourselves with limiting beliefs and adjuncts it’s called upadhi, thinning that the physical attributes that we have are what we are. Furthermore, avidya is the ignorance that makes us forget that we are atman, consciousness/Self. The individual soul, Jiva, is the aspect that gets reborn and is limited by the uphadis.
In conclusion, the remembrance that we are more than our body, mind and physical attribute, is when we start understanding that this veil is not real. We do not become one with the changes and shifts of the world and the mind, we do not identify with worldly events and we start devoting our path to sadhana, spiritual practice, to remind ourselves of our own eternity.

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