Creation Is a Projection
Seeker: Dear James, I am really enjoying worshiping Kali who, despite her form, always leads my mind to a sattvic state. I am also doing a lot of jhana/samadhi meditation to purify the mind.
I realized one of the reasons you do samadhi-type meditative practice is that one can observe in real time how the jiva recreates itself automatically from awareness as the background. Seeing it versus reading about it are two different things. The mind has to be really sattvic to see the creation of the world instantaneously. This practice has helped me tremendously.
James: This is an excellent point. It shows that the Creation – Isvara, jiva and the objects – are a projection. Maya is creating and destroying the world every minute from second to second.
For years I have happily and diligently responded to communications on the topic of Self realization. Since the publication of my book, “How to Attain Enlightenment”— currently in its third printing —and the success of this website, the volume of emails has increased considerably. Unfortunately, owing to a busy schedule of teaching and writing, I am no longer able to answer all the emails I receive in a timely fashion. However, my wife, who is also a teacher, and several well-qualified teachers we have endorsed are available to answer emails on my behalf. I encourage you to send them your questions.
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