Bhagavad-Gita Textual Analysis

Plato did not like the concept of object paintings because it was just a mere image of what the real thing was; he also believed though that even the real thing was just a model for the actual imagined product. He thought that no matter how hard someone tried to make the perfect model there would always be a better product out there; we cannot recreate an image of something because it will never be as we pictured it in our minds. This concept reminds me of trickery because we are told of wondrous things, but in reality the product is never as great as people let on. For example, infomercials that try to get us to buy their products never tell us the flaws; they only tell us how great the item is and show us how well it appears to work, but it is an illusion created to make us want to purchase the product. We are tricked into buying useless products on a daily basis such as the sham wow rags and the elf on the shelf dolls. Companies tend to target little kids because they know that they are gullible; for example all the ads that appear on TV around Christmas time for the newest toys and the characters on cereal …show more content…
For example, Maya, the goddess of illusion wants us to believe that there is only a material world, therefore money and material goods are all that matter. She tries to fool us into believing that we are separate, but in reality we are all connected in one way or another. Maya fills our head with thoughts that are meant to deceive us into thinking that only the things we can sense are real. In “Desiderata” we see that this is not the case because Erhmann discusses trickery as being fooled by those who try to defraud us in business transactions, we must not be naïve, but we also must realize that there is still good within the world as well. In the following stanza this concept is illustrated for

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