KRISHNA'S LOGA MAYA
Here is a nerudal stuff combined from several postings to which further additions have been made.
What is Prajnya?
Something that really cannot be explicitly explained in words.
But let us give it an indirect approach.
The word 'prajnya' alone also means one of the components of states of consciousness.
The states of consciousness are Jagrath, shushupthi, swapna, thurya, and thuryaadhiitha. In Tamil, they are called sakkiratham, sulzhuththi, kanaa, thuriyam, and thuriyaathiitham.
The factor 'prajnya' is present in jagrath, shushupthi, and swapna.
It is absent in thuriyam.
When you are fully awake, you are aware -'prajnya' is present.
In the swapna state, you dream. Unless you forget, you are aware of the dream. When you wake up, you can remember the dream.
Here again, the prajnya is present.
In the shushupthi state, you are in deep sleep.
But when you wake up, you say that you slept well.
Hence you are aware that you were sleeping and aware of the quality of the sleep, because you say that you slept well.
That is 'prajnya' again.
Thuriyam is the state of 'Summa'.
The Zen master actually dreamt that he was a butterfly flitting through the leaves. He asked whether it was his dream of having been a butterfly or is it the butterfly's dream of being a Zen master?.
Its something like the Loga Maya story involving Naradha and Krishna.
One day Narada and Krishna were walking along in a forest.
During the journey, Narada was asking Krishna to explain what is this 'Loga Maya' of Krishna, all about? What is so great about it? And he(Narada) being a Brahmaputra and Rishi, can never be subdued by such maya because he was immune to it.
Krishna smiled and kept silent.
After some time Narada was asked by Krishna to bring some water from a river.
Naradha accordingly goes to the river to fetch the water. There he meets a most beautiful damsel. He falls in love and follows her to her house. One thing leads to another and finally he marries her. He gets involved in samsaara life; earns a living, has children. Things go very smoothly for many years.
Suddenly the place where Naradha stays, is invaded and people get killed. He runs with his family.
But soon plague and hunger kill off his kinsmen and some children.
One day, during his flight, he and the remaining family are chased by robbers.
They run. But soon they are stopped by a river. The river was flooded. But the family gets down into the river to escape. They are all washed away.
Narada alone remains. Forelornly he looks at the river and hangs around. The flood subsides.
But seeing none of his family around, Narada squats down, breaks down, and laments and cries his heart out.
Suddenly, he hears a voice.
"Hey Narada! Whats this? Why are you crying and lamenting? I only sent you to fetch some water a few hours ago. I came to see what held you up? What took you so long?" Narada looked up, startled, and he said,
"To understand your Loga Maya, O Krishna!"