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Teachings from Dakshinamurti Stotra

The whole world is found to exist entirely in the mind like a city’s image reflected in a mirror.

Like a magician, or a might yogi, Dakshinamurti (Shiva) projects outside this infinite universe by the sheer power of his will. Prior to this projection, it was potentially present like a tree in a seed.

His light alone looms through the five senses.

Misguided men look upon their body, breath, senses and the mind as ‘I’. The grace of the guru dispels the mighty illusion caused by the play of ‘maya’.

Dakshinamurti Stotra of Adi Shankaracharya