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Maya is part of God too. Just as the pixels on a television screen are not the things we see on screen, so the things we see in the "real world" are not what we assume them to be. While everyone knows a TV is only an image, we still fall into it and believe it. Just so, everything in the "real world" is also just pixels. The "reality" people accept is the reality they have mutually agreed upon. Is the TV tricking you? No. It just makes images. So is the material world an illusion as well. As Cloud pointed out, Maya is how things appear to us. God lies beyond that.

We all "know" Ek Ong Kaar” — God is One. But although the One is only One, there are two in the One: ONG, the un-manifested Being we call Nirgun or Purusha — the One in everyone and everything, unseen, eternal, indestructible, formless and all pervasive; and KAAR, the manifested (physical) universe of ether, air, earth, fire and water, the five tattvas set in motion by the three gunas (energies) sattva (creation), rajas (preservation), and tamas, (destruction.) The forms we see manifested throughout creation — from elephants to ants, from stars to atoms, this we call Sirgun or Prakriti — the myriad forms of creation. But they are just that, only forms. Constantly flowing changing and evolving - constantly being created, sustained and destroyed only to be reborn again.

The Tao Te Ching says: “All forms continuously arise from the One and fall back into the One” or, as Yogi Bhajan always put it: “All things come from God and all things go to God.”