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Old 14-08-2019, 03:18 AM
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Sounds a bit cynical.

Cynical but true. Think about it. Humans created law so society would conform. There are no laws just love and hate the polar opposites. End of the road. Amen
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Old 16-08-2019, 12:19 AM
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There is this saying which springs to mind - heaven first, earth will follow.

So perhaps it is also - heaven first, maya will follow.

Meaning that maya obeys the laws of the spiritual world.

Once the spiritual world is sorted out then maya shall obey.

Is this how you see it?


To me,
Maya is like a stage play in which the observer believes everything is real
but when the stage play is over, so is the illusion.


For example, many believe we are all gods,
but only look at what we observe to be real
instead of realizing what we thought was real is only an illusion.

In Hinduism, the 'good' guys and the 'bad' guys seem to take a bow
after each final scene just like they did in some of the Star Wars episodes.
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Old 16-08-2019, 12:01 PM
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To me,
Maya is like a stage play in which the observer believes everything is real
but when the stage play is over, so is the illusion.


For example, many believe we are all gods,
but only look at what we observe to be real
instead of realizing what we thought was real is only an illusion.

In Hinduism, the 'good' guys and the 'bad' guys seem to take a bow
after each final scene just like they did in some of the Star Wars episodes.

I am really enjoying your posts and you seem quite conversant on a wide range of perspectives, including Hinduism, in what you write.

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In Hinduism, the 'good' guys and the 'bad' guys seem to take a bow
after each final scene just like they did in some of the Star Wars episodes.]

You have nicely summarized the koan-like ending to the Hindu epic, The Mahabharata, where the "good guy" Yudishthira encounters his adversary, the "bad guy" Duryodhana", after the final scene. Most people don't understand that scene (and either did Yudisthira initially). Shakespeare makes exactly the same point in his oft-repeated "all the world's a stage" passage. Well done !

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All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts.
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Old 16-08-2019, 07:18 PM
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There is this saying which springs to mind - heaven first, earth will follow.

So perhaps it is also - heaven first, maya will follow.

Meaning that maya obeys the laws of the spiritual world.

Once the spiritual world is sorted out then maya shall obey.

Is this how you see it?

Or perhaps maya is obeying right now, and is showing us how our own spiritual world is sorted out. Which might explain why maya often seems to obey Murphy's law.
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Old 16-08-2019, 08:02 PM
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I am really enjoying your posts and you seem quite conversant on a wide range of perspectives, including Hinduism, in what you write.



You have nicely summarized the koan-like ending to the Hindu epic, The Mahabharata, where the "good guy" Yudishthira encounters his adversary, the "bad guy" Duryodhana", after the final scene. Most people don't understand that scene (and either did Yudisthira initially). Shakespeare makes exactly the same point in his oft-repeated "all the world's a stage" passage. Well done !


Thanks for the complement.
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Old 17-08-2019, 11:39 AM
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Thanks for the complement.

The "compliment" () is well-deserved !
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