(Māyā): Veiling and projecting power, the illusive power of Brahman; the source of the five kanchukas (limiting coverings of the jiva). From the Sanskrit root ma, meaning “to measure,” it refers to the limiting principle of the Divine. In Shaivism, it represents a tattva (principle) of veiling the Infinite and projecting the finite. It is the power of Parama Shiva, bringing finitude.