The Evolutes, Characteristics, and Limiting Factors of Maya #110
The Great Master, Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, has cautioned spiritual seekers, and all who would remain free of undue attractions and distractions, to study Maya from a distance. For, looking at it up close, the observer is bound to fall into it, like a fascinated creature into quicksand. Another helpful metaphor cites a man camping overnight in a valley that is covered by a fogbank. He imagines all manner of threats and ills all night, but when the sun rises and burns the fog away, he realizes that they were all unreal. Such is the world-bewitching Maya something to keep at arm’s length, as the list of its evolutes and limiting factors on this dharma art wisdom chart reveals.