(June 1926) People say that God created Maya, but that is not so. For example, take the hair on the head. The hair is Maya and the head is God, the Creator. Although the hair grows on the head, the head does not know how, why and where it comes from. Then how can it be said that the head created hair, or God created Maya? But in a way, the very creation of Maya itself is dependent on God.
Maya is sheer illusion – the force of imagination. Where there is lust, there is Maya. Where there is anger, there is Maya. Where there is greed, there is Maya. He who renounces Maya finds everything! Do not be a slave to Maya. Subjugate Maya and you will see God in all His perfection.
But it is next to impossible to realize God. One must die to gain this state, not by drowning or committing suicide, but by renouncing Maya and freeing oneself from its deluding allurements. And this Maya is so tyrannical and powerful that even the best of persons succumb to its lures. The real heroes who eat her up are very rare. So hold tightly to my feet to ease your way or else you will not get even a whiff of Reality and your strenuous efforts to reach the Goal age after age will not bring you any nearer to it.
Lord Meher, American ed., Bhau Kalchuri. Vol. 9, p. 821.