“…Albeit a very persistent one” Reality?

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Alex Eastman (@alex)04.24.2011 at 9:24 pm

"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one." Albert Einstein
What is your perspective on what reality is? Is it an illusion or a testing ground? What do YOU think of it all?

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Stephen (@stepvhen)2 years, 11 months ago ago

Well now all theory and conceptual stuff aside. All I experience of reality is what I sense, and those senses could be of anything. If you follow. We experience an illusion.

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Alex Eastman (@alex)2 years, 11 months ago ago

Thats what I feel, but I didn’t understand your blog post.

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Ramo (@ramo)2 years, 11 months ago ago

Well really, what isn’t reality? The reason why it is so persistent is because it is everything which is why you can’t escape from it. I can’t anyway. Go ahead and try.

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Stephen (@stepvhen)2 years, 11 months ago ago

Okay I’ll try to make it as clear as possible for you in a bit, just need to get some rest at the minute Im wrecked

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Alex Eastman (@alex)2 years, 11 months ago ago

Alright, thanks.

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damoon004 (@damoon004)2 years, 11 months ago ago

I like to think of that quote on how we see colors, or sight in general. Sight is generated from a light sources off of an object, said object reflects/absorbs light rays which goes to our ocular nerves, which our brain interprets. My point, what your perceive is irrelevant as there is always reflection/absorption or life in general. Ergo you can do nothing but life still goes on or you can do something and life still… goes on.

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damoon004 (@damoon004)2 years, 11 months ago ago

so are you alluding to the illusion of truth? Perception is secondary plane, by definition there has to be something to perceive for you to actually… perceive, as well as the mechanism for you to perceive.

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Michael (@mklrivpwner)2 years, 11 months ago ago

What is reality? I don’t know. My best guess, an intersection of at least 16 dimensions (possibly as many as 26 or more), of which we only perceive 4, (5 if you consider that when mass bends space-time, it must bend those four dimensions along at least one other dimensional axis). But the reason we cannot escape reality is because we perceive it. Because we can make sense of what we see and present models that make it work. Because we can make planes fly, we know the difference between yellow and indigo, we can watch trees grow. Because we can do all these remarkable things and know why they work we cannot simply cast aside our reality. We simply cannot up and deny all that we know, all that makes us “real”, simply because we think we understand that it is an illusion. Even if we believe this reality is an illusion, we still cannot deny the gravity that makes us sit to meditate, the colors we do not see when we close our eyes for prayer, nor the cool air we feel as we run through the woods with the goddess.

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Lindsay (@moonflower603)2 years, 11 months ago ago

@Michael , that last bit was beautiful. Thanks.

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Michael (@mike)2 years, 11 months ago ago

Love the illusion, as you (we) are intrinsically part of it.

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