A Fractal created in Apophysis with a photograph merged of a lapiz statue acquired in the Yucatan…

maya: (Sanskrit) “Consisting of; made of,” as in manomaya, “made of mind.”

From the verb root ma, “to measure, to limit, give form.” The principle of appearance or manifestation of God’s power or “mirific energy,” “that which measures.” The substance emanated from Siva through which the world of form is manifested. Hence all creation is also termed maya. It is the cosmic creative force, the principle of manifestation, ever in the process of creation, preservation and dissolution.

The Upanishads underscore maya’s captivating nature, which blinds souls to the transcendent Truth. In Shankara’s Vedantic interpretation, maya is taken as pure illusion or unreality. In Saivism it is one of the three bonds (pasha) that limit the soul and thereby facilitate its evolution. For Saivites and most other nondualists, it is understood not as illusion but as relative reality, in contrast to the unchanging Absolute Reality.

In the Saiva Siddhanta system, there are three main divisions of maya, the pure, the pure-impure and the impure realms. Pure or shuddha maya consists of the first five tattvas – Siva tattva, Shakti tattva, Sadasiva tattva, Ishvara tattva and Shuddhavidya tattva. The pure-impure realm consists of the next seven tattvas. The impure realm consists of the maya tattva and all of its evolutes – from the kala tattva to prithivi, the element earth. Thus, in relation to the physical universe, maya is the principle of ever-changing matter. In Vaishnavism, maya is one of the nine Shaktis of Vishnu.

Maya – Children of the Sun

Travelled many destinations to find my path, finding WISDOM by merging knowledge with each transformation ~ creating a magical union of LOVE, PEACE & JOY as much as possible…within my being a creative flowing like the rivers’ waters of life…

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  • coppertrees
    coppertreesover 5 years ago

    Great job on this TK,love the colors and abstract

  • thought I’d do somethin’ new for your challenge ;) xoxox

    – tkrosevear

  • Sensiworld
    Sensiworldover 5 years ago

    Wonderful !

  • thank you so much Sylvia ;) xoxox

    – tkrosevear

  • Desirée Glanville
    Desirée Glanvilleover 5 years ago

    I love the mosaic feel to it, wonderfuol colors too!

  • thanks D, got a long way to go to do them as good as yours ;) xoxox

    – tkrosevear

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 5 years ago

    Gorgeous Sis! fabulous colors and design!! XO

  • thanks so much sis ;) xoxox

    – tkrosevear

  • aspectsoftmk
    aspectsoftmkover 5 years ago

    the deeper i look in the more life i see…the feel of evolving and of sight..and elements of the earth, the sea and the sky…you are on an incredible journey my friend…beautiful..xoxox

  • couldn’t be happier, that you’re in the journey with me…;) xoxox

    – tkrosevear

  • MoonSpiral
    MoonSpiralover 5 years ago

    Very cool image and I love the way you combined the Mayan and the sanskrit idea of Maya.

  • thanks so much Tammy, it caught my attention with the similarities…;) xoxox

    – tkrosevear

  • Alison Pearce
    Alison Pearceover 5 years ago

    Beautiful work!

  • thanks Ali, how ya doin’ sis? xoxoxox

    – tkrosevear

  • Sally Omar
    Sally Omarover 5 years ago

    This is beautiful…there is something so strong and yet so soft within this artwork!!!! oxoxoxoxo

  • thank you so much Sally, my journeys to the Yucatan have been fruitful ;) xoxox

    – tkrosevear

  • MyheART
    MyheARTover 5 years ago

    excellent work and teaching sis and what a beautiful video:)

  • thanks sis, must be my lucky day, just found it ;) xoxox

    – tkrosevear

  • calves
    calvesover 5 years ago

    Gorgeous work TK!!!
    wonderful video:)

  • thanks very much Claudia ;) xoxox

    – tkrosevear

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