Ignorant, worldly-minded persons are charmed and deluded by the products of Maya. They lose their understanding on account of the force of Maya or ignorance and delude themselves by engaging in sensual enjoyments. They eventually perish without realizing the Atman.
Worldly objects are unreal. If you think deeply and do enquiry, the world with its manifold and multi-colored objects will appear as a long dream only. The objects, which appear for a short period only, like the snake in the rope, do not exist in reality.
From "Daily Sayings" by Swami Sivananda (1987-1963). More Informations on Swami Sivananda
: on the Website of Divine Life Society
, Photographs of Swami Sivananda
, German Pages on Swami Sivananda