“Illusion” (SB 2.9.34)

Alachua - August 3, 1994 / (071)

Thompson discusses the subject matter of personality embedded within the potency of maya, the illusory energy of the Supreme Personality, known within the Gaudiya Vaisnava tradition as Lord Krishna. The word maya literally means, “that which is not.” Thompson explains how an individual deeply influenced by the illusory potency of maya can become disposed toward a variety of distorted associations, such as “I am God,” or ”I have no connection with God,” or “my sense of conscious self is false.” Influenced in this way, materialistic scientists and philosophers tend to marginalize the potentiality of supernatural causation behind natural phenomena.