MAYA is the Hindu concept of illusion, the veil of confusion and false concepts - the world around the observer (each of us). IMAGE is a gestalt perception which fixates consciousness with an emotionally charged reaction or interpretation. Images in time inescapably create a narrative context. IMAGE MAYA* is therefore the process of and the means to control and manipulate thought, behavior and experience through memes, symbols and images. The result is the creation of an 'image lock' that binds one's reality model, regardless of actual truth. Misunderstanding this power can tangle one in the karmic knot of dissatisfaction, desire, fear, or of attempting to control an other's Free Will. Yet, when properly understood, it can become a Dharma path to self awareness and enlightenment. Open your heart, Free your mind. *Thanks to William S. Burroughs for unveiling thru his novels this notion of culturally-mediated mind control via images and the written/spoken word. Thanks to the Buddha for revealing the end of suffering via the Path of Dharma.
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