What you know about the outside World has been conveyed to us by means of your five senses: what your eyes can see, your ears can hear, your nose can smell, and your hands can touch and feel, your tongue can taste.
You are limited to these senses. Everything you hold, smell, listen to, and see in the outside World is only an electrical signal in your mind.
You can see a bird flying in the sky. In reality, this perception is not in the outside World but is an electrical signal in your mind.
However, if the sight nerve traveling to the brain is disconnected, you do not see the bird again. It is an electrical signal translated by the brain.
The outside World is an illusion. Its existence is the image translated in your mind. When the electrical nerve signal is disconnected, then you cannot see it, and the outside World disappears.
Our World is like a hologram: just exceptionally vivid and solid.
This happens when you receive a signal in your brain that tells you that you see the material World. However, it would be ridiculous to say it is not real, or it is not there.
Everything you hear is echoed back to us. It is a vibration from the empty void. The sound you hear is the electrical signal you get from the brain, it shifts into a sound wave so you can hear.
Anything you see as ok or inadequate, happy or sad, all such thoughts can evaporate into emptiness and leave no trail, so you retrieve a memory or you see a bird flying in the sky.
You are watching TV in a room: in fact, however, the room is in your brain. When electrical signals in the brain about the room are blocked, the room disappears.
Therefore, all you see is a vivid desire and that looks real. It continues to be there and then all of sudden it is not there. When the signal in the brain is reconnected again, then the image emerges again.
A dream to young children is real to them. In their World, they imagine things to be true. They see these things to be as real as holding an object and they can play by imagining things and have plenty of fun.
They seem to exist in a different dimension and to be out of touch. Then, all of a sudden, they drop it and fantasy ceases. It is just vivid imagination in the mind’s experience of the external world, through the power of thought.
It is the way you experience and cultivate meditation: to relax so that the whole atmosphere of your relaxation just starts to come to you. However, how things are cannot be taught as no one can give you that experience.
You simply must undergo it and practice achieving it yourself. It is you who wants to accomplish things and gain enlightenment, but you must try to practice yourself.
Enlightenment is the end of suffering. You need to be in the present and find it out for yourself. Your mind must be still in order to achieve this goal.
Then, through meditation, you understand your own soul, and stay in that internal state of conscious realization that is enlightenment.
All things are an enchantment in the external World. You recognize the difference between pleasant or unpleasant feelings in the mind, and are careful not to walk on their battleground.
In fact, parts of yourself are honest and parts are evil, and parts of yourself are joyful and happy.
For millions of years good and evil have been at war with each other. This fight will never cease and still exists in reality.
They are opposed each other. It is a sign that you observe with your eyes and mind until you cancel it, moving into a totally new dimension of experience, when you live in the World of illusion.
Living in the World of illusion helps you to understand that everything co-exists. All things that are right or wrong are in your mind as thoughts.
You are taking in and transcending them out to the external World. When you train your mind to recognize this, it leads you realize that the opposite must admit of co-existence.
They are fighting with each other. Everything consists of positive and negative so that things can continue to grow and evolve.
If there is no negative, then the outside World will have problems and cease growing because no conscious creation is needed. Therefore, it is not necessary to remove the opposite, simply be vigilant and alert to its activity.
No matter how compassionate you are in your character, you will still find someone claiming otherwise. Imagine that you strive to eliminate certain things but, in a while, they come back again.
You open your mind, accept and face them. The sooner you soften to everything and are open to accept whatever occurs, the sooner everything just gets better.
You realize you do not need to fight anymore, and everything transforms into your impulses. You do not need to convert goodness or evil anymore and you let the world speak for itself.
You start to take a fair look at the problem and become mindful, and your compassion fills you with hope and expectation. You begin to see clearly, fearlessly and non-judgmentally.
When this happens, the World we dwell in will translate itself. You begin to enjoy the World you live in very much. You thought it was a tranquil peaceful place, and you were living in a World of illusion.
You live now with more curiosity than fear. It is the way to enjoy living.
A person who thinks all the time has nothing to think about except thoughts. So he loses touch with reality and lives in a world of illusions.
By thoughts I mean specifically, chatter in the skull, perpetual and compulsive repetition of words, of reckoning and calculating.
I’m not saying that thinking is bad. Like everything else, it’s useful in moderation. A good servant, but a bad master.
And all so called civilized peoples have increasingly become crazy and self destructive because through excessive thinking they have lost touch with reality. That to say … we confuse signs with the real world.
This is the beginning of meditation. Most of us would have rather money than tangible wealth and a great occasion is somehow spoiled for us unless photographed.
And to read about it the next day in the newspaper is oddly more fun for us than the original event.
This is a disaster … for as a result of confusing the real world of nature with mere signs we are destroying nature. We are so tied up in our minds that we’ve lost our senses.
Time to wake up. What is reality? Obviously … no one can say because it isn’t words. It isn’t material, that’s just an idea. Reality is …
The point cannot be explained in words. I am not trying to put you down. It’s an expression of you as you are. One must live … We need to survive to go on … We must go on.