Sweet & bitter maya

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Morning satsang at Bidadi ashram

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Swamiji, why is the mind not coming out of maya, even when the mind knows maya is bad? - Saahitya, student, Nithyananda Gurukul

Saahitya, only when you eat the bitter fruit, you will understand that eating it is wrong! In Mundaka Upanishad, there is a story. There is a huge tall tree with many high and low branches and fruits. On the tallest branch, one golden bird is sitting, unclutched from everything, in bliss like Dakshinamurthy. On a lower branch, there is a small bird, which jumps here and there eating the fruits. When it eats a bitter fruit, it feels bad, and looks above at the golden bird sitting in samadhi, in ecstasy. And it feels - why should I also not be like that, out of all this maya? But unfortunately, when this same bird eats tasty fruits, it even forgets that it is in maya!

You are asking - when mind knows maya is bad, why is it not coming out? Whenever it knows maya is bad, it does come out! The only way to break the maya is, your mind remembering all 24 hours that maya is bad. Understand, even the ideas I am giving you are not ultimate. These ideas are to be used only like how one thorn is used removing another thorn. The ideas are only to counter the ideas you already have, and to remove them. Remember 24 hours that maya is bad - naturally you will come out of it.

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