An answer to Paul

I try to give some coherent honest answer to some things that are in fact imponderable and “unanswerable”. I never thought I would venture to approach such a tremendous topic, and I am in fact quite surprised myself that words came the way they did, as if whispered. Again, this is the most incredible evidence, that when the dialogue is meaningful and real, we can come to grips with unbelievable things.

He asks:

“What is reality? What is “real?” If there are things that are “real” then what is “unreal” or fake? Who or what determines this? How do we know if they are right?

Back to the more general gist of the work, what is an illusion? At least, what type of illusion are you talking about, in more definite terms? Is all of life just an illusion? How can one be sure either way?”

My answer:

If we want to approach Reality we have to approach it through a negation.

Subsequently, Reality is neither this nor the other. Reality is not to be found within the limits of Separation. IT is not an outcome, it is not a thought or opinion, it is neither a beginning nor an end. You cannot strive after It, cause when you strive, instead of reality you find a mere projection, a figment of the mind. Thus, It isn´t  something we can conceptualize or argue about. I repeat Reality, is not to be found within the realm of polarity.

Only Freedom is “real”. When the mind has emptied itself of concept, Reality arises naturally. The “real” – being beyond duality, can never be “unreal”…Fake is Fear in its different innumerable guises, from its gross to its subtle aspects.

Fear is to be found within the range of “determination”. In fact Fear is the effect of another effect. Fear can never break its own conditioning…In a sort of way, everybody is “right” considering the point where they are standing.  It sounds pretty vague, but broadly speaking, there is no such thing as “right” or “wrong”. Only when you understand Fear, when you no longer try to escape it, but learn to approach it like a vivid entity – which is not easy, ask me… – only in that sharp sensitivity, you are able to discern with certainty what is what…

What is illusion? Illusion is also the outcome of Fear…Illusion is somehow Fear trying to escape itself…stay with these words without trying to grasp intellectually.

Is all Life just an illusion? Again, it depends on where you are standing – from what level of perception are you asking that question. It´s both illusion and not illusion and neither nor…

About julienmatei
I feel an inner urge to express what I see, to communicate and share with others all these impressions. Often the things I see are there, not yet manifest, but waiting... to be observed, talked about, and embraced. These new insights need another approach, a more vivid curiosity... Due to fear and prejudice we prefer to see only "the official" truth - but THE OFFICIAL TRUTH IS DEAD - being dead, it has nothing to give... We can continue pretending Death is fascinating or... we can take the trouble to LIVE... THE NEW has no definition yet... Again, IT requires another "perception", the courage to apprehend everything differently, from a totally new angle, with new confidence and inquisitive touch. This blog is not about interesting concepts, it is about participation... finding new solutions, inspiration, togetherness.

2 Responses to An answer to Paul

  1. phop247 says:

    In short, Reality is what IS! I agree there is no debating Reality, for reality just IS. I guess then, us humans typically breakdown what IS and what IS NOT. As you were saying, there is no duality, or polarity. There is only Truth or Reality, or whatever you want to call it. Words cannot describe what IS, yet to one degree or another I suppose at least parts of reality can be understood. Sort of like love.

    But anyway, reality needs no definition for it simply just IS.

    There is a difference though between Reality and personal reality – in other words, how individuals perceive the world and the world independent of individuals. This is to say that Earth would still exist even if humans never came into being. But is this true or not? Why?

    Of course the Earth was here before any humans walked it, but would Reality exist without the human mind that seems to shape it. Keyword is seems though. I would say the natural world, the Earth, would still exist. Just imagine how Pure that would be? Of course we will never know, but imagine being the only human being to perceive the natural world in its natural state with only one set of eyes to perceive the paradise?

    Think of that!

    Wow, there is so much to say here, but I will leave you with that for now.

    Thank you for the response!

    Best,

    -Paul

  2. julienmatei says:

    You say:
    “Yet to one degree or another I suppose at least parts of reality can be understood. Sort of like
    love.” Can we substitue “understand” with “feel”? ‘

    Pure and simple, can we feel reality, can we just open oursleves for soothing, nameless Love…??…

    You say:”There is a difference though between Reality and personal reality – in other words, how individuals perceive the world and the world independent of individuals”

    I have already written:

    In a sort of way, everybody is “right” considering the point where they are standing. Personal reality is the conscious or unconscious choice as to where you are standing. To come back to our “common subject”, depression is in a funny way just a point of view…It sounds like belittling it, but it´s not…

    Who exists and who came into being…? We are Earth, we are a secret yearning…we are all in one, yet separated to be all in one…That´s the yearning of Source – to meet itself through us…:)

    Paradise is non thinking Paul. Paradise is this naked thoughless breath…in due time, you will feel it…in case you don´t feel it now 🙂

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