Maya (Illusion)?

or………………………

The Vedantist says, “I am He.” Brahman is real and the world illusory. Even the “I” is illusory. – Ramakrishna
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All that we see or seem
is but a dream within a dream.
……………………………. – Edgar Allen Poe
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Reality is merely an illusion, although a very persistent one. – Albert Einstein
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it may not be possible to be
in two places at once or even
(with planetary motion)

to have been in the same place twice,
spacet
ime may be eternal as a mandala
but for us space and time
are beginnings and ends,
now and then
…………………………
if I-am is an illusion so must
I-will-be-not and, if I-will-not-be
is real so must be I-am,
philosophies of illusion be damned
and the same for love and death

if illusion’s perfect enough
to seem exquisitely real
it may as well be

to be real or not
is the question

………………….
by Jim Culleny
9/6/10

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