Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Mithya...Illusion


Mithya मिथ्या Illusion. Barriers of fear we create in our minds that can seem so real, they paralyse us for lifetimes on end. We talked about this is one of the Upanishad classes as taught by Br. Siddhartha Krishna. Mithya is like the mist, the fog. It's there because you can see it, yet you can't see through it; it blinds you and this creates fear. What is in there? What is on the other side? The fear of the unknown immobilises us. However if one has the courage and the faith to walk through it, head held high and heart steadfast, he or she will immediately realise that it wasn't real. There was nothing to be afraid of. The fog will dissipate and lift, allowing clarity to prevail. Just take that first step or if necessary, that Hanuman leap of faith.