These are my comments for the blog entitled "Brahman and Maya - my doubts".
Kasthuri: Thanks for your great comment. I advice all readers to read Kasthuri's comment. It was an eye opener. From your comment I conclude - that this world is real from the relativistic point of view and once the sense of "EGO" goes, the world becomes an illusion, since there is only Brahman or GOD! Beautiful explanation.
Regarding your comment in Question 2, again a beautiful explanation. The term "manifestation" is very important as you said. I shall correct the error I made, when I said "creation" rather it should be termed as "manifestation". This term of "manifestation" reminds me of the Bhagwad Gita verse I read recently:
Gita, Chapter 2, Verse 28:
tatra ka paridevana
Translation: All created beings are unmanifest in their beginning, manifest in their interim state, and unmanifest again when annihilated. So what need is there for lamentation?
Beautiful explanations Kasthuri and I salute your Jnana! Thanks a lot for removing my ignorance.
Jacky - Ok, I guess I have an answer to your question, but I guess Kasthuri can clarify this.
In the beginning GOD created the universe and the micro-organisms. These micro-organisms then evolved into plants, animals and then humans. Ok now if you see - when the humans evolved from being animals, they have the animal tendencies. These animal tendencies from their previous birth are the cause of their barbaric life. Then these barbarians after many births due to their experiences gradually reduced their barbaric qualities to become proper human beings! But unfortunately still there are many of us with animal qualities and we need millions of birth to come out of it! So this is my explanation to your question and lets see what Kasthuri is trying to say.
Agni - thanks for your thoughts. I guess Tagore's thoughts are similar to what Kasthuri has pointed.
Anand,Adi, Aatma,TJ, Jeevan,Viji - Thanks for your comments :).
Sriram - What do u mean by Purusha? Is Purusha not the Self? Please clear this doubt.
Phoneix - those were useful thoughts - thanks a lot :)
Once again I would like to thank you all for spending your valuable time in clarifying my doubts :).