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Issue #1291 - Tuesday, December 17, 2002 - edited by michael
The Nature of Illusion
"Illusion . . . The world of phenomena is not denied, but we regard the mind as misinterpreting it, and as refusing to see it as it is in reality. We consider this misinterpretation as constituting the Great Illusion. . . . The Problem of Illusion lies in the fact that it is a soul activity, and is the result of the mind aspect of all the souls in manifestation. It is the soul which is submerged in the illusion, and the soul that fails to see with clarity, until such time as it has learnt to pour the light of the soul through into the mind and the brain. . . . Illusion is primarily of a mental quality, and is characteristic of the attitude of mind of those people who are more intellectual than emotional. They have outgrown glamour as usually understood. It is the misunderstanding of ideas and thought-forms of which they are guilty, and of mis-interpretations." (Esoteric Psychology, Vol. II, p. 472)
editors note: some may find this site just their cup of tea - others may find only silliness, with perhaps a gem or two here or there.
such is the nature of this world that delusion reigns and we fear peace - we must, for the whole world is at war who is to blame - us? them? everybody? nobody? vengance and justice - a self perpetuating bloody system that has gifted us with a world of terror, fear, smoke and death it is the nature of our illusion that we are willing to do murder it is of the nature of reality that we act within our illusion it is of the nature of nature that reality and illusion are one and the same it is within each of us to understand that our nature is to create our illusion and a world of peace need not be imagined, only lived
As you come to understand the nature of your own thought, you are lead to understanding the nature of illusion, the nature of gaps, the nature of almost anything you contemplate in the process of fusing and really becoming one-with for a moment.
You also have an opportunity to access a creative force. When you understand the force and you understand the thing you are now a part of, you may bring about change. Or, you may find yourself simply withdrawing and allowing things to be as they are with or without the judgments or criticisms that you find therein.
Clearly one has an opportunity to dissolve ignorance for himself or herself, coming to an all-knowing state of being. One allows himself or herself to fuse with the nature things as they are: complete immersion to the point of dissolving the ego.
The whole point of achieving spiritual insight to some spiritual perfection: without loosing sight of the world, allowing the hidden truths to become revealed and incarnated into the mortal mind, allowing feelings to flow without hiding from anything, brings about its own change.
THE AWARENESS IS ALLAHS
On the Awareness of God and Acceptance of Self.
There is no connection for there is not two to be connected. You can only be self-aware. Awareness comes from, reaches to, and reflects back, only to one's Self. Oh! You say you are aware of God? Is that not more like God is aware of you and that is why you feel aware of God, because you feel awareness? But it's God's Awareness, not yours. And It makes you very Self-aware. So you think you exist and are aware of God; but you cannot exist as other than God. There can only be One. Then one of you must be an illusion. Who know himSelf, knows His Lord. Know what you can know and know that it is God's way and doing.
To know one's Soul is to know one's Lord. For there cannot be (is not) two. You have no choice. Reality, and Truth, dictates that you must be God, for there is no two! Is the part of you that is "aware" of God the illusion? Or is the God that you are aware of the illusion? God's Reality is certainly no illusion. But one of the two of you (or maybe both?), must be illusion because there is no two. There is no other! There is only God. So let's look into the nature of illusion. Illusion is a self-created fantasy of separation - of "I"-ness, of "other" - than God. Distinct and separate from "other" "things" in the world. This is not a "bad" thing, and it has a purpose. the purpose of illusion is to identify truth as "other" that it. In identifying illusion, we "identify" God as other than it, and can shift our perceptive awareness to the other, thereby knowing, realizing and experiencing what we call "unity".
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