"Veils Of Maya" as written by Paul Masvidal, Jason A. Gobel, Darren Mcfarland and Sean Landon Reinert....
In Maya's grip illusion transforms verity
Perceiving thus a delusive world of duality

Veil of Maya
Balance every joy with a grief
Dual scales of Maya
Earth's unending law of polarity

Ahamkara...veil of Maya

Illusion works impenetrable
Weaving webs innumerable
Her gay pictures never fail
Crowd each other veil on veil
Charmer who will be believed
By man who thirsts to be deceived
Maya subjects you

Veil of Maya
Chops and divides God's dream thoughts
The great divider
As we be subject to likes and disgust

Ahamkara...veil of Maya

Maya subjects you
Charmer who will be believed
By man who thirsts to be deceived

Veil of Maya
Balance every joy with a grief
Dual states of Maya
Earth's unending law of polarity

Veil of Maya
Chops and divides God's dream thoughts
The great divider
As we be subject to likes and disgust

Ahamkara...veil of Maya


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"Veil of Maya" as written by Jason A. Gobel Darren Mcfarland

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    General Comment"The lyrics to this song come from Emerson's poem of the same title, and while it is entirely possible to write a thesis on the meaning of this song, I will try to sum it up as briefly as possible. According to ancient Hindu thought, Maya essentially means "illusion", and the Veil referrs to the veil of illusion that cloaks us all, thus creating a barrier between us and God's vision of perfection...or in other words, reality.

    Maya is the world perceived but is an illusion of the derived, or falsely perceived. That is, there is something perceived by awareness, but it is an illusion. It is the veil which covers reality's true nature.

    Ancient Hindu thinkers propounded a vision of reality that is very relevant in the context of discussing illusion. According to this, the essence of ultimate reality is normally veiled from our comprehension because of a number of constraining factors that are imposed on matter and mind. The result of all this is the creation of maya, a world of illusion to which normal human experience is inevitably subject.

    In so far as maya is a veil that screens the true nature of reality from our comprehension, it may be regarded as something negative. However, maya is not necessarily evil and hurtful, but also can be enlightening and revelatory. Indeed, it serves us very well in the course of our lives, and is at the root of many of our enjoyments, institutions, intellectual exercises, and societal interactions. Certain aspects of maya have even helped us gain a deeper understanding (or visions of higher categories) of reality.

    Thus, not just individual lives but civilizations and institutions are based upon maya of all kinds. We are condemned or blessed to lead a life that is both distorted and enriched by a variety of maya...and hence, a delusive world of duality."

    (source : cynicalsphere.com)
    bnm_lordon February 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI can say this much: it's NOT "'Veils' of Maya," it's "Veil of Maya."

    As for what it means...*shrugs*
    theothernesson September 18, 2004   Link
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    General Commentmaya is a word that means illusion. the veil of maya is basically supposed to be the shroud over external reality that keeps us from seeing the whole truth. in eastern philosophies, generally, the veil of maya covers everything we see and hides something greater and awesome. as for what the veil means to me, i believe that its possible that this veil exists, but it is not hiding everything. the veil cloaks every object, but the actual object is the same as what the veil makes it out to be. most of the time we could basically just forget the veil exists and go on living our lives... i believe ahamkara is a word that means, basically, personality, or something that makes us believe we are independent. something about ego... but i could be wrong. look it up. most of the rest of this song is pretty self-explanatory. "dual scales"... "balance every joy with a grief" etc. as for the music in this song: superb. this whole album is an absolute masterpiece.
    metalhead fcon January 15, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song has to be listened to with nothing else happening around you. i wish i knew how to talk in musical language, but i cant so ill shut up now and let the song speak for itself.
    carveyournameinon September 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is interesting music; very innovative. Anyone else heard Cynic's newer material? I watched a vid of them playing live on youtube, and they included some newer songs and are possibly making a new album. I personally didn't care much for the new work, mostly because they didn't mix the vocal styles (only used vocoded voice with no death-growls included). Anyone got any info?
    havana4saleon November 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe above poster who discusses the meaning of "the veils of Maya" is correct.

    The key as to the subject of what is the illusion is in the word "Ahamkara", meaning self-egoism.

    Piece it all together yourself.
    shnugen17on November 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commentman, that's got to be one of the coolest songs ever; i always thought the music was sweet, but the lyrics are awesome too. i may have a new favorite lyricist.
    =)
    frottageon July 14, 2008   Link

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