Veil of Ignorance Veil of Maya Illusion

Query: Veil of Ignorance... Is Everything in this World an Illusion as explained by Adi Shankaracharya?


Kaivalya Jnani
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Yes, everything else other than the world of souls (atmans in Hinduism) and Almighty God is an illusion (veil of ignorance)... the world of Maya (as expressed in Hinduism).

Do we perceive the boundary of the present Cosmos? No! There does not seem to be a boundary! What beyond? If the present Cosmos does not have a boundary... does it mean it is boundary less!

Science does not agree to it... the Cosmos must have a boundary. And if it is presumed it does have a boundary then what beyond! None has ever been able to solve this riddle. It cannot be solved! It can only be understood by those who have reached the stage of enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) and finally gained salvation (moksha in Hinduism).


Understanding the world of Maya (veil of ignorance) is beyond the limits of science. It can only be understood by those spiritual seekers who are nearing enlightenment (kaivalya jnana) and salvation (moksha).

Truly speaking... in the whole of Cosmos only the existence of an Almighty God is the real truth. Everything else is an illusion! This concept of illusion has been expressed clearly in the doctrine of Advaita Vedanta. The doctrine of Advaita Vedanta is based on the surmise that there is one and only God Almighty in the whole of Cosmos. Advaita Vedanta rules out the concept of duality.

The doctrine of Advaita Vedanta has been explicitly made clear in the teachings of Adi Shankaracharya... the renowned sage of Hinduism. At a very young age Adi Shankaracharya expounded the theory of Advaita Vedanta... confirming to the humanity that other than the world of Almighty God... all is an illusion (veil of ignorance)!


The concept of illusion can be partly explained from the example of a bacteria living in a human body. From the angle of a microscopic organism, the bacterium... the whole world surrounding him (the body of a human being)... is like a Cosmos beyond its reach... and is totally incomprehensible! For the bacteria... the whole world (the human body)... the Cosmos itself is limitless.

But the bacterium exists, so does human beings! But in the world of human beings... the Cosmos definitely is without a boundary and hence all is the work of an illusion created by Almighty God.



Essay by: Kaivalya Jnani ... One who realized self in his life time! Send your query!

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