In Mahabharata, Krishna tells Arjuna that all living entities are born into delusion, bewildered by dualities arising from desire and hate.The real constitutional position of the living entities is that of subordination to the Supreme Lord; who is pure knowledge. When one is deluded into separation from this pure knowledge, he becomes controlled by the illusionary energy and is not able to understand the Supreme Personality of Godhead. The illusionary energy is manifested in the duality of desire and hate, due to which the ignorant person wants to become one with the Supreme lord, envies Him as the Supreme Personality of Godhead, does not believe in His powers and thinks that he is as powerful as God.
The pure devotees who are not deluded or contaminated by desire and hate, can understand that Lord Sri Krishna, who appears by His internal potencies; is all pervasive and all powerful, but those who are deluded by duality and nescience think that the Supreme Personality of Godhead is created by material energies; and this is their misfortune. Such deluded persons, symptomatically, dwell in dualities of honour and dishonour, misery and happiness, woman and man, good and bad, pleasure and pain, etc., thinking that, “this is my wife; this is my house; this is my money; these are my children; I am the master of this house; I am the husband of this wife, so on and so forth. These are the ‘Dualities of delusion’ and those who are deceived by these dualities are completely foolish and therefore cannot understand the Supreme personality of Godhead and His powers.
Such people unwisely claim all the material things to be there’s and are totally unaware of the realities of life. Unintelligently, all their life they keep on fighting with the endless conflicting thoughts that their mind breeds and are never able to come out of it. And in the process, their whole life is spent in disbelief and misconceptions; never having the understanding of their own existence and its eternal relationship with the Almighty.
Living in dualities, thus dilutes the complete purpose of life as one is only engrossed in meaningless activities which entangle one in the material fantasy, from where there is no retreat. These delusions, also known as Maya covers the intelligence of the man as the clouds cover the sun and takes away the brightness of a sunny day.
Thus ,for a pure existence on this earth we must come out of the clutches of Maya and make pure efforts to live an ideal life where we have the true understanding of the universal truth.