Thursday, July 22, 2010

I think..

The narrative of a person always seems to be in search of a conclusion. It is much like a being the author of a story that changes its outlook and perception with each experience. Thus the split of oneness - the author, the story and the change; here it is the fallacy of what in Hinduism is called the MAYA. The illusion of perception as the defining line for the self where questions such as “who am I” bewilder the human essence.

So what is the outcome of the story? Am I the story or am I the author? Moreover, am I the perception of me as the story or the author or am I the perception of me at the hands of the all pervasive “change”? To thread each of the above questions I must find in me equilibrium much like the perfection of nature. Be the painter, paint and the canvas away form the illusion.

Retrospectively speaking our narrative becomes a juxtaposition of finales that must rise to the occasion as created by us. Yet do they equate to us as our own or does that find itself caught up in deciphering the coded language of desires and wants. Such notions bring us to the tipping point where the self from its basic nature of oneness moves towards the split – as pieces of the puzzle incomplete without the other parts and without the whole. This is the search of such narrative, isn’t it- the whole being?

It is such perception that leads to notions and beliefs that an inconsistency to this general narrative finds us encapsulated in thoughts. Where I am as I thought I was, yet the real seems to address me in a different fashion. The act of playing GOD becomes the very essence of such narratives that pervade the global life. So what is this perception that drives me away from the basic nature of my being?

It is not to address such intricacies in a definitive manner – one cannot explain – yet can derive from the process. It may not be the end that our being struggles for it may be the process. With each experience we find ourselves imprisoned and attached to it, for the purpose of the very narrative. Can I just be; and not search for the definite, the exact – literally the finite? Does it set us free?

I am – am I not?


  1. Fantastic piece.

    Do you think the concept of "Mara": the evil demon that manifested tempting illusions for the Buddha; is derived from the hindu demon of illusions in the material world, Maya?

  2. Well, buddha was a hindu prince till he denounced everything and went in search of salvation. so essentially buddhism is an off shoot of hinduism, as in they do have a lot of similarities at the core. Not to say that Buddhism does not possess its own individuality just in terms of Buddha learning like anyone of us from his inherent culture that he was born in.But thats something i would say through psychology and its perspective on childhood experiences.So, i guess would say that Mara and Maya are similar at the core of their theory, if that makes sense.

  3. Yes, of course. That's what I thought. I'd love to read something on the concept of "samsara". Since that has influenced numerous sages from other epochs as well.


    An interesting link I found on some of the basics. Everything maynot be every clear but you will see the basic meaning. Ill post up one on maya too youll be able to link samsara and maya easily then. Ill suggest a couple of books in the meantime.