In the Narada Bhakti Sutra, a popular Sutra in Hindu tradition, the sage Narada shares the secrets to overcome maya. In essence, maya is the unreal that hides the Real. It is the sum total of all the illusions, glamours and projections that hide our Real Self – our Eternal Self or God Self, also called Monad or Mighty I AM Presence.

Djwhal Khul, in the writings of Alice Bailey, calls this the “Dweller on the Threshold” that needs to be overcome before initiation can take place. We have to take at least seven initiations in an integrated and balanced way to become a kindergarten Ascended Master, and many more to become a Planetary Realized Integrated Ascended Master. And we have to overcome this dweller or maya as a requirement.

To transcend this dweller or the unreal in order to reveal the Real, Narada, among others, gives the following advice:

1) Give up all attachments.
2) Serve God.
3) Free yourself from “I and mine.”

The secret to give up attachments is to replace attachment to worldly matters with attachment to God. As Paramahansa Yogananda said, “If you want to realize God, you must want Him like a drowning man wants air!”

All major religions speak of the importance of rendering selfless service to one another because in serving one another we are, in truth, serving God who has incarnated through each one of us.

And lastly, the key to overcome maya and the dweller is to move from “me” to “we”. The idea of a separate self is illusion. The truth is that God/ Brahma/ Allah/ Dharmakaya/ The I AM THAT I AM has only one Son and/or Daughter and we all share in this one Sonship and/or Daughtership of God.

This is the truth that the Integrated Ascended Master stays true to and the philosophy that he lives by.

Author's Bio: 

Dr Joshua David Stone was one of the most influential Spiritual teachers, leaders and forerunners of our time. He had a Ph.D. in Transpersonal Psychology and was a licensed Marriage, Family and Child Counselor in California, USA.
He served as Official Spokesperson for the Planetary Ascension Movement and made his mark in the Consciousness Community as a prolific writer, authoring the 15-volume Easy to Read Encyclopedia of the Spiritual Path, published in several languages, as well as eight major Ascended Master Training Courses and several comprehensive Training Programs ranging from channeling, the psychology of astrology, the Book of Life of God, to his legendary 2,000 page Counseling Manual, and much, much more.
Today, the I AM University is the one and only Integrated Ascended Master Training Facility in this world. It stands firmly on the foundation of a comprehensive and ever-expanding curriculum which Dr Stone dedicated his life creating.
In 2005, Dr Joshua David Stone passed over to the Spirit world where he continues to Spiritually support the expansion of the I AM University the continuation of which he entrusted into the hands of Gloria Excelsias, his long-term personal assistant and protégé.
Dr Stone is one of the most widely read authors in the New Age Movement and known as the world’s most trusted source for integrated Spiritual development.

Gloria Excelsias is the President of the I AM University, an educational institution with focus on Spiritual and psychological development that was founded by the late Dr Joshua David Stone in 2004 and handed over to her care and leadership in 2005, at Dr Stone’s passing. As Dr Stone’s personal assistant, close friend and protégé, she received ongoing personal training in applied transpersonal psychology and integrated ascension which would prepare her consciousness for her later service work as the University’s President. Having moved the I AM University from California to Salzburg, Austria, her native country, she is now passionately dedicated to running and evolving the I AM University as an inspired writer and speaker, placing thematic priority on Spiritual psychology, the re-integration and updating of ancient occult teachings and the overall unfoldment of human consciousness.
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