“In Indian mythology the god Indra is said to have a net of illusion (maya) that he casts over beings in order to either bind or free them. The net has been called the Jeweled Net of Indra because there is a beautiful jewel at each juncture or linking point in the lattice.”
“The metaphor of this net demonstrates that illusion and insight are two sides of the same phenomenon. When ignorance and egotism are dominant, the net falsely makes everything appear separate. In our struggle to get out of the net we grasp at sense objects, which causes us...”
“...to become more and more entangled since those objects are not actually separate from everything else; they only appear to be so. If you are fortunate and are able to listen to teachings about the nature of reality and illusion, you are able to look closely at the net itself.”
“If this is the case, once the net is cast over you and you come to an intersection in the mesh and look into the facets of the jewel you find there, you are able to see all the other junctures and the thousands of jewels within the net.”
“[...] Through the observation of your own senses the insight that every point contains in it, as its background, everything else becomes crystal clear.”

Richard Freeman,
The #Mirror of Yoga

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