Tidbits of
COMPARATIVE  RELIGION

THE WORLD'S RELIGIONS
Divergent Views of MAYA
The STUFF of our lives

ATHEISM
Stuff just happens!

AGNOSTICISM
Is stuff real, or not?

BUDDHISM
When stuff happens, it really isn't stuff.

CATHOLICISM
Stuff happens because you're bad.

CALVINISM
Stuff happens because you don't work hard enough.

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE
Stuff happens only in your mind.

CONFUCIANISM
Confucius say, "Watch stuff happen."

EVANGELISM
Give us lots of money or stuff will happen to you.

EXISTENTIALISM
This is all my stuff.

HARE KRISHNAS
Stuff! Stuff! Rama! Rama!

HEDONISM
Only good stuff happens.

HINDUISM
This stuff happened before.

ISLAMISM
When stuff happens, it's Allah's will.

JANISM
Watch your step ... don't step on stuff.

JEHOVAH'S WITNESS
Let us in and we'll explain why stuff happens to you.

JUDAISM
Why does stuff always happen to us?

MOONYISM
Only happy stuff happens.

MORMANISM
This stuff is going to happen, again!

PROTESTANISM
Stuff happens to everybody but us.

RASTAFARIANISM
Let's smoke this stuff.

SEVENTH DAY ADVENTISM
Stuff should not happen on Saturday.

SIKHISM
All stuff comes from God. All stuff goes to God.

STOICISM
This stuff is good for you.

SUFISM
Religion is just stuff.

TAOISM
Stuff happens ... let it be.

ZENISM
What is the sound of stuff happening?

ZOROASTRIANISM
Stuff happens only half the time.

Age of Ubuntu...All For One, 'Won' For All

Reincarnation Was Removed From Bible

The Acts of Peter and The Apostles

What Happens When You Meditate

American Muslim's View of Islam

Tidbits of Comparative Religion

Crucifixion By An Eyewitness

Hymns of Guru Gobind Singh

Why Hindus Wear A Red Dot

The Gospel of Judas Iscariot

George Carlin On Religion

What Does Sat Nam Mean

The 12 Signs of Kali Yuga

Hymns of Guru Ram Das

The Essence, You are IT

Early Christian Writings

Americans and Religion

The Songs of The Sikhs

The Pine Tree Crosses

The Woman Pope

2012 Perspective

True Perspective

Celebrate Peace

World Religions

Rapture Forums

Siege Mentality

Sacred Places

About Mudras

What is Maya

About Hair

You are IT

Sadhana

The End

WHAT IS MAYA?

What is maya? Temporary things you think are permanent,
permanent things you think are temporary. -- Yogi Bhajan

THE POWER AND ATTRACTION OF MAYA

Maya is God's play. When you see God's
play through the Maya, it's called Liberation.
But you can't do anything to earn it or to buy it.
Liberation, like birth, occurs only by God's Grace.

Like the raging fire of the womb within, is the
fire of Maya without: Both are alike, for both
are the plays of the Creator. When the Lord
wills, one is born into the world, to the great
joy of his relations. And then one is no longer
in tune with the Lord, and greed takes hold. Thus
Maya's play begins. This illusion of Maya makes us
forget the Lord, and love for the other fills our mind.
Those who live in the love of the Lord, through the
Guru's Grace, find the Lord in the midst of Maya.

Siri Guru Granth Sahib, 3rd Guru, Guru Amar Das
From the Peace Lagoon - Anand Sahib - Verse 29

The Lord Himself is the Father and the Mother, who
created creatures so that they might see the world.
When one realizes reality, by the Grace of the Guru,
one comes to know this world is a mere show.

Siri Guru Granth Sahib, 3rd Guru, Guru Amar Das
From the Peace Lagoon - Anand Sahib - Verse 33

God is nothing but your own inner consciousness.
Now I will agree with you that you cannot always
feel this God, but that is because you think that you
are separate from God. We call it Maya. Maya is the
illusion of separateness: it is the quicksand of this life.
Sometimes we sink into this quicksand and then we
need a hook; we need some guidance to help us pull
ourselves out so that we can continue our journey.
The hook that we use to do this is called the Guru.

Yogi Bhajan, the Siri Singh Sahib of Sikh Dharma

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