Originally posted by jaywill
The illusion of suffering in this world is the perfection of Gods creativeness and wisdom - and those who blame God for their self-created suffering are foolish.
I am pretty sure that people's suffering is not an illusion. I would not go to people in suffering to tell them that their suffering is an illusion. It is real.
The God ...[text shortened]... ronger inner peace, an enabling and an empowering - [b]"My grace is sufficient for you" .[/b]
The philosophical view of Adya Shankaracharya i.e the first Shankaracharya ( known also as Shankar ) was :- The world of forms with names ( Namrupatmak Vishwa ) that we perceive around us all the time is not , repeat not, UNREAL but TRANSITORY. The sufferings that we undergo and the injustices seen around are not unreal. But like all good things, they are also transitory.
A lot of misunderstanding has come about because of cursory use of the word Maya, commonly used in Hindu and Buddhist theology and philosophy.
The literal meaning of the word Maya, in Sanskrit, is Illusion or Magic. True. The Hindu philosophy says that the world is Mayic or magical. But, in philosophy of the Hindus, it means an Imposition on the Reality or a distortion of Reality. It is our misreading of the Reality. We misread our world as permanent but it is absolutely temporary. Happiness, unhappiness, justice, injustice, sufferings all included. All things pass.