Illusion Knowledge Intellect Image Credit: Rishimukh
Illusion Knowledge Intellect Image Credit: Rishimukh

What Is Illusion!

Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar August 14, 1997 Toronto, Canada

Illusion means error of perception and knowing, illusion as illusion is Knowledge. Our experience of the world is based on perception that is erroneous, so our experience of the world is an illusion. And each experience leaves a hangover that clouds the intellect.

The experiencer is the only reality. Look for the seer, the experiencer, in between experiences. Wake up this moment. Shake your head of all past experiences and look at the pure Being that I am and that you are.

Question: How do you distinguish the experience and the experiencer?

Sri Sri: Are you all really here? Are you listening? Now close your eyes and see who is listening, who is questioning, who is sitting, and who wants what? Who is confused? You may not get any answer but that is fine. Never mind.

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