Celibacy/Abstinence/Cosmic illusion


Dear Sir,

You have use cosmic illusion many times.
Please give us your definition of cosmic illusion?

What causes cosmic illusion?
How to stop cosmic illusion ?

Thank you.

1. All that is perceived by the mind and the five senses (sight, smell, taste, hearing & touch) is nothing but cosmic illusion. The world of mind & matter are its constituents. They are all unreal in terms of the absolute. However, it is the absolute itself, on which all these appear as images, just as moving images appear on the cinema screen.

2. Who is perceiving the illusion? First find that out and negate that entity. All other queries will get answered on their own.

3. The illusion disappears upon realization of the Atman (self).

ॐ तत् सत्
(That Supreme being is the absolute truth)  


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