Mind, Maya and the “ego”


Properly understood, mind is not other than Maya, Maya not other than mind, and both can be equated to the “individual” ego. The quotation below is à-propos.

If one correctly understands the vedas (shruti), it (maya) does not exist (asat); by reasoning (yukti) using intellect, we conclude that it is indeterminate, but for the worldy-minded it is real indeed (Shri Vidyaranya – Panchadashi

About amartingarcia

General surgeon (retired). Studied Western philosophy at U of Toronto. Afterwards interest turned to advaita vedanta and non-duality for past 20 yrs, plus a long interlude in Sufism coinciding with that period. Now contributing in ’Advaita Vision’ with regular posts and discussions.
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