by Irish Girl (20th account):

I agree with that but cant find the real words to define it.

Can a Buddhist explain it please?

Answer by The One
LSD

10 Comments

  • That quote is true.. Im gonna try explain something that is really unexplainable..
    If you dont try and i mean litteraly dont try to change your reality.. You will able able to do it..
    And by reality i dont mean the earth that we live on or who you are and the way you live ..
    By reality i mean it is possible to change form .. I dont know what you call the reality i was in but honestly that was the worst seconds of my life . Honestly when i came back to “consciousness on earth” it felt like the place where i traveled to and became that thing i was . I dont know how to explain but i was that thing . It felt like my “body” .. If you can even call it “my body” .. It was like i was apart of something like a bigger picture or a jigsaw puzzle. There isnt really any words to explain what happened .. It felt like i was stuck in that spot permanetally and i was either sitting or lying down and right before i came back to my senses i jumped up like a toy in a music box and i said a word that i still cant remember till today all i remember that i screamed out the thing that i was but i forgot what the name is because this happened around the beggining of the year . To be honest the way that i have to explain what happened will never be 100% accurate . You just have to be in that moment . I just hope that isnt what happens to everyone when they die because its like hell . And you wont be alone cause everyone that died has their own thing to do (you are your own thing over there) .. I really dont know how to explain but all i know is that its something that everyone knows . Its common (not the experience but the thing that i was at that moment) idk where i was but the way i felt like litterally felt myself attached to something and i was made of some type of rubber but it wasnt exactly rubber . I was not dreaming . I was awake

  • “We are destined to experience reality as an illusion. Why? Because, reality is made up of an infinite number of different possible perspectives and we each have but one — our own. So, one perspective divided by an infinite number of different possible perspectives = illusion.” We need to add Karma to the mix too because if one is not “right Minded” then H/S will suffer bad Karma for the illusion of a bad deed. Shooting an injured horse in agony with intent to be humane may seem as a killing of a living animal. How do the Karma accounts see…this illusion?

  • The dream here meant illusion. We see things from a bias point of view.

    Some people like to say that reality is real and cannot be false, what I feel, see, do is real. How then is it that the bus you are waiting for is always late, or the queue you are in is always the slowest, or the elevator/lift always take longer to come when you are in a hurry? Is it really because it really is so or is it only your perception?

    People dislikes suffering and seeks ways to find happiness. But what is happiness? Is it being rich? Is it being powerful? Is it getting what you want? Is it being in love? Is it outside of you? If it is, then there will be more miserable people then there are happy people. Yet even the poorest, the weakest, those who cannot have what they wanted, those who are not in love, those with few possession, has ever enjoyed a moment of happiness.

    But is happiness reality? Why does your team feel sad whilst the other team feel happy when they wins? Why do some people go all out to get something they really wanted only to feel unhappy when they finally gets it? Why do some in US finds it an insult to have a mosque built on ground zero while others supports it?

    It is all perception, an illusion. We place our own values on things we think should be…ought to be. Take the example of the mosque to be built on ground zero, if it is in reality a bad thing, then everyone should think the same, yet this is not true. Likewise, if it is in reality a good thing, then everyone should think the same, and again it is not true.

    So what is real and what is false? When you have awaken from your dream (i.e. see things as it really is without prejudice), the answer will be as clear as crystal.

  • Not with words though, for words are just part of the dream. Only enlightenment from within is the true explanation.

  • The Buddha was wrong. Life is not a “dream.” This is not the “Matrix.” This life of pain and pleasure, suffering and joy is our reality. The tragedy that some in life experience more pain than pleasure, more misery than success, more suffering than joy is also their reality. That is the tragedy of life unfortunately that has caused many philosophers to think that this life is not really real. Nevertheless, it is a “dream” to assume otherwise. What we do with our reality and how we choose to live it is what matters.

    • “That is the tragedy of life unfortunately that has caused many philosophers to think that this life is not really real. ”

      Mystics are not philosophers. They are speaking about actual experiences where you transcend the current reality you perceive. My understanding is, this experience can’t be defined accurately and can only be known after experiencing just as eating an apple.

      I guess you want to say that our experience of reality exists, and is not non existent. I completely agree with you in that aspect. Buddha might have tried to say that just as you can awaken from a dream, you can awaken from the reality you live in, maybe within the reality you live in. This might be imperfectly abstracted as experiencing your being beyond the world of forms.

  • that means to say the things we see are not real
    thing which you get today…is not your b4
    and will not your after you..
    example..the land on which you live…is your only until u live ..and you got it when you tk birth
    b4 ur birth the land belongs to some another..
    nothing remain same
    change is the principle of world
    so tk a life as a dream..Don’t get worry for anything..enjoy what you get…

  • I can’t find one from Siddhattha Gotama the Buddha but what about this one?

    “The whole life is a succession of dreams. My ambition is to be a conscious dreamer, that is all.”
    Swami Vivekananda:

    Is that any good?

  • I am not a Buddhist; but, I can explain it. We are destined to experience reality as an illusion. Why? Because, reality is made up of an infinite number of different possible perspectives and we each have but one – our own. So, one perspective divided by an infinite number of different possible perspectives = illusion.

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