All spiritual work, regardless of form and method of teaching, aims toward a process of releasing attachment to illusion and remembering our true nature. In the Fourth Way tradition, this process is called Self-Remembering. Rupert Spira expresses this concept using the allegory of an amnesiac actor awakening to discover he is not the role he plays on stage as King Lear.
In the opening lines of the following film, writer and producer Daniel Schmidt describes this state of amnesia using the sanskrit word, Maya:
“We are at a time in history where we have not only forgotten Samadhi, but we have forgotten what we forgot.”
“This forgetting is Maya, the illusion of the self.”
Click the play button on the image below to view the film.