(Sanskrit माया) Originally, "wisdom, art, supernatural power." Later, the term became interpreted as "illusion, deception, appearance." Maya is also used as a name of the Divine Mother.

from Sanskrit ma: (1) not; (2) mother; (3) measure 

1. Literally, “not that” or “Mother, That.” Enchantment, illusion, appearance. 

2. A name of Lakshmi (Mahamaya), the Divine Mother; also the name of the mother of Buddha Shakyamuni

3. A name of a demon goddess (Maya-asura)


"Those who only preoccupy themselves with their own spiritual progress and do not work for others achieve absolutely nothing. Whosoever wants to progress must sacrifice the self for others."

Samael Aun Weor, Tarot and Kabbalah