MAYA

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The universal illusive simulation was perfectly embodied in the Hindu Maya (Maya – conceived on the Sanskrit root meaning “it is not she” or “it is not the truth” – An important Hindu Goddess, personifying the illusive world.), one of the most significant deities of antiquity. Maya was the phenomenal Universe of the perceived dualism; it was the veil that covered the harmony of “Brahman,” the absolute truth. Maya generated illusion and represented temporary truth. The environment we experienced was not the real environment, but a projection of it as created by us: Maya, this limited physical and mental reality was the labyrinth through which our daily consciousness wandered. We speak about the past, but we live the present, that famous and eternal present, where Schliemann rummages through the traces of the myth and discovers the reality. Maya is reality. The inflated hyper-reality of the current grand cities is part of Maya’s illusive veil. Artists, philosophers and believers of every cult are attempting to penetrate the Maya’s illusive veil, because they seek access to the universal truth and enlightenment about it. The goal of enlightenment is and has always been to understand what is already hidden away in intuition: The separation, the distinction between the Self and the Universe is a false dichotomy.

It seems as if the rituals of the ancients to Aphrodite, Ares and Maya are fading more and more every day. But a careful look at the languages, the means of communication and progress in general, would help us identify a different reality in which on the contrary the rituals multiply and are transformed more and more. What remains unchanged is that through the new forms we still communicate within the human universe. It is quite obvious that one cannot communicate online with the transcendent truth; the rituals of “artificial intelligence” do not shorten our distance towards the Divinity, even though they continuously take us farther and deeper in space-time. The image of an extra-dimensional Divinity would be inconceivable if the world of the emotions of Art did not make it possible for us to see beyond the dimensional images. The realities of space-time could in no way link us directly to the Ideal Essences that we feel inside ourselves as “unavoidable identities”… In my sole conviction as a believer, THE IDEA OF THE BEAUTIFUL IS THE MOST POWERFUL ELEMENT THAT IDENTIFIES US THROUGHOUT HISTORY UNDER THE ACCUMULATED LAYERS OF ILLUSION, WAR, CREATION AND DESTRUCTION, WHERE WE HAVE PLUNGED JUST LIKE THE ANCIENTS AND IN WHICH WE BELIEVE JUST LIKE THE ANCIENT BELIEVED.

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Large paintings are better perceived when we move away and look at them from the right distance. Quite frequently, the same happens with memories. The events of the past become clearer in our mind after we are sufficiently removed in time. The marvel is that the physical dimension of universal space-time resides entirely within us, and this is much more important that we might imagine…

We look within ourselves whether we like it or not, regardless of the coordinate on which we project our gaze. We leaf through the world of illusions that covers everything, we look for cracks wherever we can find them in the sky or on earth and we feel happiness deep in our soul. Memory and experience offer us everything if we wish. We recall our childhood because the illusions of the known and the unknown appear more openly and more beautifully there. Tangible events create the illusion of the known, whereas distant ones the illusion of the unknown. Yet we have to admit: we are no longer children and the image of the sky still conveys the antique illusion of the unknown, where the distant stars of the Galaxy seem more mysterious than neurons in our heads.

We encounter the sky image at the holy mountains of Kailash (Sanskrit: Kailasa – the name may derive from “kailasa,” which means “crystal”. It is a very specific formation in Tibet, which is considered to be the abode of Lord Shiva.) and Ararat (A dormant volcanic cone in Turkey. In the Judeo-Christian tradition it is associated with the “mountains of Ararat”, where according to the “Book of Genesis” Noah’s ark came to rest.); we encounter it on the terraces of our homes, on the windows, on the streets, in the course of our imagination and even when we sleep, when the partial break from the stimuli of reality forces our brains to respond through dreams. Fortunately, there is no point in life when we can avoid contact with the sky. The only problem is the illusion: the border between us and the sky. “To cross the border” means to enlighten and accept one’s own celestial reality through the space-time illusions offered by history. Community and human history are the indispensable continuum through which our spiritual monad achieves its final goal.

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