The Nature of Maya

Maya represents ths Consciousness-Force of Brahman, and as such partakes of the infinite and unlimited power of Sat-Chit-Ananda. It is not limited by the artificial oppositions that human intelligence erects, and thus, all manifestations, even those that are apparently in conflict with one another, are manifestations of Maya, and partake of the one Consciousness underlying and supporting all these forms.

Sri Aurobindo goes on to describe it thus: “It is at once transcendental, universal and individual; it is the supreme supracosmic Being that is aware of itself as All-Being, as the Cosmic Self, as the Consciousness-Force of cosmic Nature, and at the same time experiences itself as the individual being and consciousness in all existences.”

Maya exhibits multiple states of consciousness concurrently, so the individual, cosmic and universal, and transcendent states all co-exist without conflict.
reference: Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, Book 2, Part I, Chapter 2, Brahman, Purusha, Ishwara–Maya, Prakriti, Shakti, pg. 341

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