The name (in Vedantic philosphy) for the doctrine of the unreality of matter, called, in English, idealism; hence, nothingness; vanity; illusion.
the Hindu goddess personifying the power that creates phenomena.
the power to produce illusions.
illusion or creative power
The power that veils and obscures the true nature of the Self and creates a sense of differentiation. It makes the universal Consciousness, which is One, appear as duality and multiplicity.
Maya sakti is the veiling power of God, which veils the truth from our eyes and creates individual ignorance or avidya. See advaita vedanta, page 2.
in Hinduism marvel or illusion, specially in the phenomenal universe.
In Sikhism, delusion as opposed to unreality as connoted in the monism of Hinduism. It is a delusion to believe that anything in the impermanent world has ultimate reality.
maya: the form of delusion on the etheric plane is called "maya," the remedy for which is "inspiration."
1. That which does not exist and is illusory. The glamors, illusions, or delusions perceived by limited mind. 2. In Hindu tradition, the Great Cosmic force responsible for the phenomena of material existence. 3. An ancient Mesoamerican high civilization of which little is known. The term Maya means "mother."
Referring to the human drama, this Hindu word is used by New Agers who want to appear cosmopolitan.
Means, “illusion.” Refers to the illusory nature of the world experienced by an unenlightened person. Acts of ignorance and death are regarded as part of maya. An enlightened person has a different experience, seeing maya as a play (lila) on the infinite, immortal field of pure bliss consciousness, which is known to be one’s Self. Though an enlightened person is affected by acts of ignorance and death on the earth plane, he or she lives a radiant reality that is forever untouched by maya. That is the outcome of yoga – a purified nervous system that has been opened to the infinite within – pure bliss consciousness and outpouring divine love.
The veil of ignorance; the illusion of this ephemeral universe
Literal meaning is illusion whereas in spiritual terms it refers to god's creative energy, cosmic illusion. The illusion here is not an illusion in terms of it being unreal but in terms of the divine acts, sport or lila played by the cosmic deities. Meda: The dhatu or bodily tissue of fat (adipose tissue). It is the fat tissue supported by mamsa dhatu. The main function of this one of the seven bodily tissues is to support the human body and lubricate it. Meda's presence in excess can cause obesity and physical weakness.
illusion; the energy of the Supreme Lord that deludes living entities into forgetfulness of their spiritual nature and of God
Illusion. That which limits us, obscuring our perception of Reality or Truth. Also the name given to Prakriti and Shakti, Mother Nature.
the illusion that characterizes all transitory existence in Hindu philosophy, with only the spirit being permanent
In Hindu thought, that which is not, unreality, deception, forgetfulness, material illusion.
The Supreme Lord's inferior, material energy. She creates and controls the material world, keeping its inhabitants in countless varieties of illusion.
Sanskrit, "Illusion." Of the principle of form or limitation. The result of manifestation. Generally used in a relative sense for phenomena or objective appearances that are created by the mind.
Cosmic illusion on account of which the one appears as many.
The Great Illusion.
Illusion, as in "all is maya".
ignorance obscuring the experience of the Absolute( the illusory aspect of Creation)
Ignorance obscuring the vision of God, the inherent creative power in Godhead or Brahman through which the visible universe is manifested. We are in spiritual blindness because of the maya.
Maya is the power of Brahman, the creative aspect of God. It is also the cosmic illusion that creates ignorance and veils the vision of Brahman. Due to the power of Maya, Brahman, the One Reality, is perceived as the manifold universe.
One of the key insights found in the Vedas is the idea that the world as we see it with our senses is a world of illusion or maya. Things as they appear are misleading, unreliable and not permanent. The belief of maya is the reason things go wrong in the world – the world, as we see it, cannot be relied upon. Solving this problem of maya (illusion) can be done through enlightenment and the merging of the individual with Brahman to reach Moksha.
1. The art of illusion. 2. The most advanced 3D animation and special effects software available.
(Skt. illusion or deception). A term frequently met in Upanishads, signifies the inscrutable and indescribable power inhering in the projections of the Ultimate Reality (e.g. human body), in all the forms in the material universe making them appear as real, when in fact they are but shadowy substances.
Divine Illusion: the world of matter, seemed to us existing on its own.
Illusion; the unreality of the visible world; the glitters seen in the darkness of illusion; the 105 million glitters seen in the darkness of the mind which result in 105 million rebirths. Maya is an energy or sakti which takes on various shapes, makes man forfeit his wisdom, and confuses and hypnotizes him into a state of torpor. It can take many, many millions of hypnotic forms. If man tries to grasp one of these forms with his intellect, he will see it but he will never be able to catch it, for it will take on yet another form.
Illusion; power that distracts one from concentrating in God
the illusory power of Brahman; the veiling and projecting power of the universe
illusion, particularly the illusion of the transient, impermanent, phenomenal world
(Sanskrit) Illusion, popularly used in this sense. Philosophically, the phenomenal universe, being subject to differentiation and impermanence is Maya.
Delusion, the veil of illusion which conceals oneâ€™s true nature, or conceals reality. It is used in contrast with the absolute reality.
The illusion that there is a reality apart from the one reality of Brahman-Atman.
Not this. Usually, it refers to illusion, partially where the permanent soul identifies itself with temporary matter. e.g. the body, etc. It can also mean power.
Literally "delusion." Sikh theology explains that everything in this world is an illusion, and that the only true reality is Waheguru. A person affected by maya is described, in the Sikh scripture, as suffering from the delusion of believing that those things which are fleeting and impermanent are worth pursuing. A person attached to maya cannot escape the cycle of life, death, and rebirth, which is the goal of every Sikh. A Sikh strives to avoid rebirth through living a meritous life of honest work, service to others, and remembrance of God's name.
The veil of materiality and self-delusion that screens us all from the true reality of oneness.
Fear-driven illusion or false belief, particularly on the essence level (as opposed to false personality). It is a Hindu term referring to the transitory, illusory appearance of the physical world that obscures the spiritual reality from which it originates.
a Sanskrit term denoting illusion, the physical world of appearances that surrounds us, blinding us to the reality behind it. Maya is that power in Nature that creates this illusion. The work of spiritual aspirants is to seek and experience the unity behind apparent multiplicity.
The true nature of the cosmos we can see. In Sanskrit, the word means "illusion," but that does not just mean that it is imaginary. Instead, since it is what we can see, we must deal with it and live within it.
That which is measured out; cosmic illusion
Illusion. The illusory power of appearance. The force which projects the entire world of duality and causes us to loose consciousness of our nature as Brahman, the Absolute. The world appearance itself, and more particularly the primordial illusion of identification with the body-mind.
The illusive power of God. Click here for a more thorough explanation.
illusion; ignorance; erroneous perception; the perceptible world.
loosely translated as "illusion," in Hinduism, it refers to the deceptive nature of the temporal world. We are victims of maya when we regard the objects and impressions of our perception as absolutes in themselves when they are, along with our respective selves, one holistic reality, i.e., Brahman.
("she who measures"): the deluding or illusive power of the world; illusion by which the world is seen as separate from the ultimate singular Reality (atman)
illusion that one's personality can use to limit or challenge the Soul
Maya (Sanskrit à¤®à¤¾à¤¯à¤¾ , from mÄ "not" and yÄ "this"), in Hinduism, is a term describing many things. Maya is the phenomenal world of separate objects and people, which creates for some the illusion that it is the only reality. For the mystics this manifestation is real, but it is a fleeting reality; it is a mistake, although a natural one, to believe that maya represents a fundamental reality.