God, the Parbrahm Parmeshar is the complete and Infinite Truth. Has always been Truth and always will be the Truth.
aadh sach jugaadh sach ||
True In The Primal Beginning. True Throughout The Ages.
hai bhee sach naanak hosee bhee sach ||1||
True Here And Now. O Nanak, Forever And Ever True. ||1||
God is Infinite Truth, nobody knows God’s limits. Satgurus like Nanak, even though in union with the God, the Truth, admitted:
balihaaree kudharath vasiaa ||
I am a sacrifice to Your almighty creative power which is pervading everywhere.
thaeraa a(n)th n jaaee lakhiaa ||1|| rehaao ||
Your limits cannot be known. ||1||Pause||
Maya is the complete and unlimited Illusion. Maya, that is, everything that you see in this world with your eyes, is a complete, perfect and infinite illusion. Illusion is opposite of Truth. Maya is a, shadow of God. Since God is infinite, so is Maya. Illusions are not long lasting and vanish eventually. So is Maya and all things associated with Maya.
Everything in this world, people, all other life forms, things, wealth, Stars, Moon, Sun, Air, Water, Fire, Sky, Dust, Shiva, Brahma, Vishnu and all 330 million demi-gods (devi devtas in hinduism and other paths), are all controlled by Maya the illusion. They all have limited life and eventually they all perish. The Soul, however, is a separated part of God, and hence is not perishable. With the demise of one body the soul gets transplanted in another body , and thus goes on, the cycle of reincarnation.
Illusions are attractive to children and adults alike. The attraction causes the desire to have them. The inability to achieve the illusion results in grief. So, all of us attracted to various forms of Maya, are attracted to it, we want to have all those forms of Maya. Since we do not succeed always other than what is destined, we suffer in the unfulfilled desires. Typically desires fall in the following categories:
· Possessions: We like to accumulate things, wealth etc (Because of Lobh and Trishna). We want to possess or control people also, as if they were things (Because of Kaam, Moh and Hankaar).
· Pride: We want to look wise, impressive and capable to others. Most of us want to look bigger than life. This is all because of our out of control Ego ( Hankaar and Haumai). Any time we feel our pride or status is being threatened, we lose our calm and composure ( Sat, Santokh) and we get agitated (under the influence of anger i.e. Krodh)
Even after knowing all that has been mentioned, getting out of the cob web of Maya is next to impossible. To escape illusion you need to follow your movement relative to a point of Truth (God) using a vehicle (Satnaam) that can propel you against the resistance of Maya using the navigation or guidance of a True Master (Brahmgyani Sant Satguru) who knows how to get out of Maya and unite with Truth.
Also, you have to stay away from faltering by staying on path by Truthful living (Sachiyari Rehat)
sachahu ourai sabh ko oupar sach aachaar ||5||
Truth is higher than everything; but higher still is truthful living. ||5||
No one can escape the illusion of Maya by using human intellect (under the influence of Maya), worldly rituals of Karam Dharam(governed by Maya) or using any other means that are based upon Maya. The definitions of True and False based on Maya are also illusion. All justice based on Maya is actually illusion.
After the death, each individual is judged in Dargah (Supreme court of Truth) relative to the scale of Truth. The ones who are closer to Truth but not completely Truth yet are reborn to a superior life form, the ones who are substantially away from Truth are given the birth of lower life form.
karamee aapo aapanee kae naerrai kae dhoor ||
According to their own actions, some are drawn closer, and some are driven farther away.
The ones who become complete Truth, do so while they are still alive. The journey to Truth must be completed before death. The God, complete Truth and the Truth seeker, who became the pure Truth combine into one like a drop combines with the ocean. Says Sant Kabir:
ab tho jaae chadtae si(n)ghaasan milae hai saari(n)gapaanee ||
Now, I have mounted to the throne of the Lord; I have met the Lord, the Sustainer of the World.
raam kabeeraa eaek bheae hai koe n sakai pashhaanee ||6||3||
The Lord and Kabeer have become one. No one can tell them apart. ||6||3||
kabeer man niramal bhaeiaa jaisaa ga(n)gaa neer ||
Kabeer, my mind has become immaculate, like the waters of the Ganges.
paashhai laago har firai kehath kabeer kabeer ||55||
The Lord follows after me, calling, “”Kabeer! Kabeer!””||55||
Nothing comes without price. Journey to the Truth is an extremely difficult and tricky one. Several try. Few in a million succeed. One has to win over everything that is under Maya. One has to be prepared to sacrifice anything and everything if needed for Truth.
jo tho praem khaelan kaa chaao ||
If you desire to play this game of love with Me,
sir dhhar thalee galee maeree aao ||
then step onto My Path with your head in hand.
eith maarag pair dhhareejai ||
When you place your feet on this Path,
sir dheejai kaan n keejai ||20||
give Me your head, and do not pay any attention to public opinion. ||20||
All the above written has happened due to the grace of Almighty and Sant Baba Ji
A Humble Servant