Hare Krishna Friends,
Useful Analogy to understand maya : illusion
Pursuing a mirage in the desert
* If one pursues a mirage of an oasis in the desert, one will not find water but will be misled. Similarly, this world provides no real happiness, which exists only as an elusive dream.
* The mirage indicates the presence of a real oasis, of real water. Similarly, our desire for happiness, though frustrated, implies that real pleasure does indeed exist.
Courtesy: "Heart of Hinduism" is Copyright: ISKCON Educational Services, 2004