Avidya and Maya – Acharya Sadananda

Avidya and Maya – Acharya Sadananda Someone asked a question on avidya and maayaa and how they differ. I am providing my understanding here. avidya – has two meanings that Shankara gives- one is all familiar one – ignorance; Here we are referring to not objective ignorance but ignorance of the real nature of the…

माया पञ्चकम् – Maya Panchakam – Swami Tattvidananda Saraswati Ji

माया पञ्चकम् – Maya Panchakam Pujya Sri Adi Shankaracharya निरूपमनित्यनिरंशकेऽप्यखण्डे मयि चिति सर्वविकल्पनाऽऽदिशून्ये। घटयति जगदीशजीवभेदं त्वघटितघटनापटीयसी माया।।१।। I am beyond comparison, timeless, part-less, division-less Awareness Absolute-without-a-second. In me are absent all kinds of imaginations (superimposition) etc. Yet the (माया) illusion, which is capable of making the impossible possible, creates in me the division of universe,…