Our World

February 11, 2005

The world we know exists only in our mind. It is real for us,
but it is not to be found elsewhere. We are dependent on our
sensations coming from our five main doors (i.e., sight, hear-
ing, smell, taste, touch). The world for us is constructed ulti-
mately in our mind. For example, colors do not exist in the
physical world. All objects are colorless. Similarly, our eyes
work like lenses in a camera. They get a mere two-dimen-
sional picture as any other lens. It is our mind that puts all this
together and creates the world for us. This abstraction is a
three-dimensional spatial world where time is applied as well.
It is an illusion, like matter. There is no such thing as matter.
Studying a bit of physics, from Newton’s revelations to
Einstein and quantum mechanics, verifies these points.

In short, the great maya, illusion, is that the world we
know is only a thought, an idea—it is a picture with many
objects but, nevertheless, a picture—nothing more, nothing
less. No matter what you do, it is all within your mind—even
when external to your body, it’s still within your mind.

How do you know that you are dreaming while asleep?
You don’t. It is as real as anything for you—once again a mere
thought or an idea but sound proof that our mind is capable
of constructing a three-dimensional world even without
external sensations. Nevertheless pure pictures that are real
for us.

How can you wake up from the illusion while awake? You
cannot. No matter what you do, even when you realize the
truth, your mind still determines to draw the illusion for you.
It just does not have the same impact anymore. Living in a
world of ideas or created objects (i.e., pictures, thoughts) does
not put us in direct touch with the real existence. We are tied
to our sensations. Those are our only link to the existence.
Our mind constructs a derivative for us—its interpretation of
the sensations, which we then perceive and become aware of.
We only know these perceptions—nothing about the real

This is the original text, and an edited version can be found in the Fragments of Reality -book.