June 10, 2018


While many Vedantic schools have fought over the ontological and philosophical status of Maya, in Shakta worldview Maya is the creative power of the Supreme. It is by acts of exclusive concentration that the Supreme is able to create a world of apparent divergence on the substratum of the Brahman. The gods are different from each other, just as there is difference in species, countries, men and women, even a grain of dust maybe different from another grain. Each individual feels himself different from everything else in the world. This unique sense of differentiation and individualization is the creative power…
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