690331 Lecture - Srila Prabhupada Speaks a Nectar Drop in San Francisco

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Nectar Drops from Srila Prabhupada
"What we call māyā... Māyā means... Mā means "not," and yā means "this." What you are accepting as fact, it is not a fact. This is called māyā. Ma-ya. Māyā means "Don't accept it as truth." It is simply flickering flash only. Just like in the dream we see so many things, and in the morning we forget everything. This is subtle dream. And this existence, this bodily existence and relationship to this body—society, friendship and love and so many things—they are also gross dream. It will finish. It will stay... Just like dream stays for a few minutes or few hours when you are asleep, similarly, this gross dream also will remain, say, for few years. That's all. It is also dream. But actually we are concerned with the person who is dreaming, or who is acting. So we have to take him out from this dream, gross and subtle. That is the proposition. So that can be done very easily by this process of Kṛṣṇa consciousness, and that is being explained by Prahlāda Mahārāja."
690331 - Lecture SB 07.06.09-17 - San Francisco