You have five aspects to yourself: Asti (is-ness); Bhaati (Knowledge, expression); Preeti (love); Nama (name); and Rupa (form).
Matter has two aspects: name and form.
Consciousness has three aspects: “is-ness” – that it is; knowingness/expression – it knows and expresses; and love – it is loving.
This is the secret of the whole universe.
Maya is not being aware of the three aspects of consciousness. Ignorance is when one is caught up in the name and form.
Question: Why are we imperfect?
Sri Sri: So that we can grow to perfection. Life is a movement from imperfection to perfection. A seed contains the tree but the seed has to cease to be a seed to become a tree. The seed is not perfect. The sapling is not perfect. It has to cease to be a sapling to become a tree. So in life you can either see imperfection at every step, or you can see a movement from one perfection to another perfection.
Wherever you put your attention then that will grow. If you put your attention on the lack of something, the lack will increase.
Source: AOL Universe