Decoding the Maya Matrix. Listen. One of the very powerful verse by a direct Disciple of Sadāshiva: a Yogi called Tirumular defines, decodes, this whole Maya Matrix. I will recite that verse and then give you the translation.
Tamil Tirumoolar verse
Marathai Maraiththathu Mamatha Yanai, Marathil Marainthathu Mamatha Yanai
Parathai Maraiththathu Par muthal Boodam, Parathil Marainthathu Par Muthal Boodam.
Ponnai Maraiththathu Pon Ani Booshanam, Ponnil Marainthathu Pon Ani booshanam
Thannai Maraiththathu Than Karanangale, Thanil Marainthathu Than Karanangale
I will give you the translation.
In a wooden elephant carving, if you see the intricacies of carving and perceive it as elephant, you forget it is wood. If you perceive it as a wood, you forget it’s a carving.
When you get involved in every intricacy of what is shown in front of you, by building an opinion about everything as good or bad, you are caught in the Maya Matrix.
Listen. The every curve, ups and downs of what is being shown, what is appearing in front of you, whatever, whatever is appearing in front of you….Listen carefully. Getting involved with opinions, whether it is good or bad, keeps you engaged in Maya Matrix. If you build opinions about every person, every situation, everything around your life, you will polarize the whole life. All this good for me, all this bad for me! Building more and more opinions, you have to be very clear – building more and more opinions about the things you are seeing, within the Matrix keeps you engaged with the Matrix and establishes Matrix’s authority over you.
Understand. Building opinion as good or bad, is what I call seeing the elephant and forgetting it is wood. Understand. In THE WORLD it is the wood sculpture…. wood sculpture of elephant, but if you perceive that as elephant, it’s MY WORLD. It may look very funny, but I should ask this question. In your IPad when you are seeing some video clip about cobra or python, or a big snake – how many of you don’t even touch the IPad, where the face or the head of snake is….raise your hand. Do you remember you are all adults and it cannot bite you from inside the iPad. Listen. So much of opinion getting built about what is seen. Many of you have not raise the hand, I know but you will not even dare to touch the screen. I know. I know. No, in LED screen, if I project a huge cobra which is moving, a video about the cobra, let Me ask and let Me see – how many are able to touch LED screen.
Listen. It may be very simple pattern, it may look too simple but it is not. I want you to contemplate on it. It is one of the very important revelation I wanted to share today.
Opinions, building opinion about everything is taught to you as knowledge.
Understand. Understanding about the SOURCE MATERIAL of everything is wisdom. Building opinion about everything is knowledge. Knowledge is Western. Wisdom is Eastern.
In the opinion-based education, thought current, opinion based lifestyle, it is all about conquering. In a way, I can’t even say – Eastern-Western – in the modern day because in the modern day, there is no East or West. It is all one and the same. A Global City Internet has no East or West. The largest city in the modern day is Internet. At any given point, 1.05 billion people are living in it. 1.05 billion people are living in it, at any given point. So in the modern day, the largest city or largest country in the world, is Internet. So I cannot say Eastern – Western. Let Me put it in a more practical way.
Opinion based education, thought current, which is constantly asking you to build opinions. Listen carefully. When you are asked to build constantly opinions, you are asked to conquer whatever is perceived by you as bad. Listen carefully. Whether you are going to conquer or lose is different, the moment you decide to engage, you are conquered, you are trapped under the Matrix. Because the moment you decided to engage you accept the reality of the Matrix, which is not real.
Understand. About a person, if you built an opinion good or bad and unfortunately your agitated mind cannot be casual and light, why should everything be classified constantly, as good or bad. No need. Light Beings walk through the gates of Kailasa. Actually Kailasa don’t have…..doesn’t have a gate. It’s a different plane. Light Beings can only even reach that space.
(Tamil Tirumoolar verse)
“Marathai Maraiththathu Mamatha Yanai, Marathil Marainthathu Mamatha Yanai”
Listen to this translation.
When you see a powerful elephant, forming opinion about the every intricacy carved in the wood, whether you fight with the elephant, conquer it or control it, get killed by it, the moment you believe, the moment you believe it is elephant, you are gone, you are under the Matrix.
Developing more and more and more opinions, whether good or bad about the intricacies of life, keeps you inside the Matrix and the feeling this Matrix is real. Please listen. Please listen. The Maya Matrix, how it traps you and keep you within its boundaries. Whenever you look at the Source, the moment you see the wooden sculpture of elephant, if you see what it is made of, what is the Source behind— you will just see the wood. The fears and greed about the elephant, will not be aggravated in you. But if you allow the fears or greed about the elephant, either owning it or afraid of it. You will continue to see elephant in that wooden piece. Seeing elephant in that wooden piece, whether you are enamored by it or agitated about it, you are within the Maya Matrix, you are gone.
Tamil Tirumoolar verse
Parathai Maraiththathu Par muthal Boodame
What you perceive as 11 Dimensions. Pancha Bhutas – 5 elements, Par muthal Boodame – Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Space, Ether. I should use the word Ether, that is much more right word. Listen. When you experienced this 5 and intricacies of this 5, the Source material is forgotten, the Source is forgotten, you are caught in the Maya Matrix. When you start looking at the Source, this 5 is forgotten. I should say, this 5 does not put you in powerlessness, as usually it does. I won’t say it’s forgotten, it’s not that I don’t see this 5 elements, but this 5 elements cannot see Me. Better not! It cannot put you in powerlessness. Listen.
(Tamil Tirumoolar verse)
“Ponnai Maraiththathu Pon Ani Booshanam, Ponnil Marainthathu Pon Ani booshanam
Thannai Maraiththathu Than Karanangale, Thanil Marainthathu Than Karanangale“
When you see the intricacies and beauty and the symmetry in gold jewel, you forget it is gold, you are lost in the art work, enjoying the symmetry and the designs. When you remember it is gold, you forget the designs and symmetry of the jewelry.
More and more you go to the Source, more and more you are liberated, free. More and more you go to the Source, more and more you are liberated, free. More and more you go toward the opinions, more and more you are bound, trapped. Because you built a pattern of building a opinion with the details, sometimes you are afraid to get into the details—because if you get into the details, you always on opinions and it hurts you.
Getting into the details, not forming opinion, is what I call Micro Management. If you get into the detail and getting burnt, that is Micro Oven. If you get into the detail and don’t form opinion, that is Micro Management. Without forgetting the quality of the Source, getting into the detail is Micro Management.
I know what I am talking is just going above the head for some people. I will give you some more examples, then you will understand. If you develop opinion about person and situation, you will never look into the Source of that material or that person. Always liberation comes by getting into the Source about a person or about the situation or about the object.
Understand. Getting into the detail and developing opinions is Maya. Does not want to get into details and developing opinions is boredom. Getting into the details but not developing the opinions and going to the Source is Micro-management.
Listen. MAYA when you look around, when you see around, when you feel around, when you perceive around, if you are constantly looking for the Source it goes on liberating you, goes on liberating you. The more and more opinions you create, more and more you are in prison. More and more layers and layers of chain, getting tied around you – layers and layers of rope, layers of layers of thread. No one can free you from your opinion, even you cannot free yourself from your opinion. The only way you can free yourself from your opinions, is start looking at the Source.
Listen. If you are tied by 200-meter rope, even you cannot break the rope. You just have to jump into the fire and allow the rope to be burnt. Before the fire touches your body, you have to roll on the ground. Looking at the Source only can burn the ropes, with which you tied yourself. I have seen, one of the most powerful psychological disorder, is being highly opinionated, constantly developing opinions. You can’t perceive without dove-holing them. You can’t perceive without dove-holing them. I tell you whether good or bad, the moment you dove-hole them, you accept their reality, means you are defeated. Your opinion makes Maya powerful. Whether it comes to thought current, whether it comes to emotional current, whether it comes to bliss current, whether it comes to even the so-called idea of tiredness and boredom.