The World is “Magic”

That the world is a dream is underscored by Sanatana Goswami in Chapter 4 of Brhad Bhagavatamrta and Dig Darsani, Text 182. Referring to the earth Naradi Muni says: “Only by transcending her does one attain liberation and pure devotional service. She has produced the material universe — a creation no more real than a magician’s trick. As a magician conjures up one illusion after another, Maya has countless ways to create false appearances.”