Religion & GOD

viveakin's picture

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The primary purpose of the religion is to facilitate the realization of self in other words to be a part of Brahman.

My perspective tells me this reliigion & lifestyle today are taking us more towards maya rather than taking us away from it.


neo's picture

The tricky mind exploits even religion

You are absolutely right.

The mind is so tricky, it will exploit even religious and spirituality to create excitements in maya, it must do so as maya is its playground, its addiction, its survival.

It is absurd but even when man finally arrives to the conscious religious conviction: "this is only maya and therefore marginal", it's subconscious mind still searches for maya attractions.

Therefore it is not enough to have the conscious conviction, we must constantly and earnestly be aware to our mind's subconscious conditionings of addiction to maya, bring them to consciousness and let them go by stopping to identify with them.

neo | Mon, 06/23/2008 - 05:04
dora's picture

The dark side of new age

I think this spiritual immersing in maya instead of getting away from it is partially the fault of the wild new age that as some points completely losts a trace to spirituality.

The best example for that is all that stuff of the "The Secret" that tries to exploit spirituality to get more addicted to maya (making money money money). A horrible stuff. Even here I encountered a blog entry of these people in

See also the forum topic that discusses the differences between spirituality/religion and new age, i think it is very relevant.

dora | Mon, 06/23/2008 - 07:25
sisi's picture


Unfortunately, when more than 2 persons gather to form something, it will most probably end up badly.

This is very sad, it reflects the state of our society and the nature of the ego and mind.

It happens also with religions. Most of them not only deviated from the original agenda but went 180 degrees. Unbelievable!

Therefore, do not be agitated when you realize that religions are so immersed in maya instead of trying to go out of it.

The important thing is that you have already recognized it and knows now to beware in your personal conduct. If you yourself are aware of maya and your relationship with maya, this is enough.

sisi | Mon, 06/23/2008 - 09:53
Chaitanya's picture

Looking within

Very well stated! Only if we address our own immersion in Maya and recognize it as such, can we ever hope to spiritually advance.

Chaitanya | Fri, 07/04/2008 - 12:44
Elijah_NatureBoy's picture

How I define religion

Religion, I define as "a way of life causing one to comprehend existence", but man-in-mass defines it as a belief in Brahman or god.

The problem is, to beleive in Brahman is to surrender to an external teacher rather than knowing Brahman is within ourselves to teach us. We are near the end of "Cali Yuga", the time when it appears all is maya while being the time when the largest number of man become Brahman.

The more choas is visiable the greater number of man are seeking to comprehend it, is where we are in our cycle. There is the increase in endarkenment [dark is the presence of all colors to illuminate comprehension, light is the abscense of color elimination comprehension] seekers but the quantity of maya appears to eliminate its existence all together.

Elijah "NatureBoy"--If I have caused you to question your beliefs I have accomplished my mission. Now, reason the differences in our concepts and reason that until you have reasoned all pros and cons and integrate them.

Elijah_NatureBoy | Thu, 09/11/2008 - 02:08
genep's picture

My perspective tells me this

"My perspective tells me this religion & lifestyle today are taking us more towards maya rather than taking us away from it."
religions define perhaps the best karma
that makes Maya appear most real.

genep | Sun, 03/15/2009 - 15:49
lalo's picture

Says who?

Who said the primary purpose of religion is to facilitate the realization of self? Who said there is a purpose to religion?

The very act of putting purposes to religion make it a means, make it a maya by itself.

True religiousness and spirituality is when you abandon even the wish to realize the self, you just are whatever happens, you don't care anymore about any development, progress, realization and all the other tasks others conditioned you to pursue.

lalo | Fri, 02/26/2010 - 11:06