Break an Illusion, and you open the eyes of the intelligent.
GHOSTS IN THE MIND
There are no ghosts among the living
The only real ghosts exist in our minds
So fear not the dead but the living
Because the living can harm but not their ghost
Have you ever seen a dead man risen?
Don’t you see that nobody comes from the grave?
It’s because the dead are nice to each other
Even the vilest repent, and are kind to their neighbors
Each one content with the land of their lying
If you believe that you are not omnipresent, omniscient, and ultimately omnipotent, then you are deluded.
To say ‘I’ where I’ is not – is the greatest illusory attachment (raag).
Some people are magic, and others are just the illusion of it.
Arrogance is an illusion of superiority one perpetrates upon their self. Some may ultimately find their way through the illusion, but only after many losses.
Possibly the most debilitating deception of all is to create a god of my own making, fool myself into believing that this limp god of mine is the true God, and then construct the entirety of my life on this flamboyantly fictional character. Possibly the most devastating realization of all is when the real God shows up, and in the showing up all of this come crashing down.
No doubt we should be, on the whole, much worse off than we are without our astonishing gift for illusion.
…it is not for the illusion of a moment to govern the choice of a lifetime.
It’s hard for a masked man to hide behind a mask when he isn’t wearing one.