Regular readers will know I am quite  illusioned, ergo I like optical illusions and have a whole category dedicated to them.   Here is one that is quite literally  an “optical illusion”.

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Of course the biggest illusion is that the material world is the only reality.  To get beyond that we need to find a teacher so we can…

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What do we need to learn?

“By the spell of illusion one tries to be happy by serving his personal sense gratification in different forms which will never make him happy. Instead of satisfying his own personal material senses, he has to satisfy the senses of the Lord.”

Bhagavad Gita Preface

Maya, thinking that the material world is it, is sometimes defined as “This is me, that is mine.”

But as Prabhupada says above, we can never be happy unless we look beyond “Me”…

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