Model: My dear friend Maya
Wardrobe: Hand made dress & tool bought at Jo-Ann's.
Gear: Nikon D810 - 50mm 1.8
Settings: 1/500 sec • f2.8 • ISO 50
Location: Lettuce Lake Regional Park Tampa Fl.
Māyā literally translates to "illusion" or "magic" and has multiple meanings in Hindu philosophy depending on the context. In ancient Vedic literature, Māyā literally implies extraordinary power and wisdom. In later Vedic texts and modern literature dedicated to Indian traditions, Māyā connotes a "magic show, an illusion where things appear to be present but are not what they seem".
Māyā is also a spiritual concept connoting "that which exists, but is constantly changing and thus is spiritually unreal", and the "power or the principle that conceals the true character of spiritual reality".
Today many on a spiritual path refer to the "Veil of Maya" as the layers of false beliefs and conditioning that blind us over the years and lead us away from our true self. As we make progress returning to our natural state we say we are, "Lifting the Veil of Maya."
Below is a beautiful chant that reminds of this concept:
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