The Great Illusion

Discussion in 'Mind Games' started by Iacchus, May 18, 2004.

  1. Iacchus

    Iacchus Member

    Ever tell anyone the story of your life? Does that make you a fictional character too? I've never heard of you before, so does that just make you imaginary to me?

    So, do you realize that for 99.999% of the people who exist on this planet that you only exist as a concept? ... Or, not even that perhaps? How do you know that you're not just an illusion? Once you pass away it will be as if you were never here. At least to this illusion you call self.

    So, perhaps the only thing which is truly capable of recognizing this illusion you call life is this imaginary being you call God? In fact, why should any of us other illusions bother to give you the time of day? Hmm ...

    Therefore, if life were merely an illusion, then there must be an even greater illusion from which all other illusions spring, right? But of course we're really not speaking of this at all, in as much as we're speaking of the greatest of illusionists, God Himself ...

  2. jendi17

    jendi17 Member

    That's an interesting way of looking at life.
  3. I've actually thought about that before. When I was a kid I thought I was the only real person and that everyone else was just a hallucination, a sort of way for my mind to keep me sane. Then I realized if the others were real, they might feel the same way. So I came to the conclusion that even if we are all real, we will never know anything about eachother because we are each the center of the universe to ourselves.
  4. Fractual_

    Fractual_ cosmos factory

    just because its all in your head, doesnt mean its not in your head!
  5. NatureFreak412

    NatureFreak412 Art of Balance

    sometimes i feel like im living the truman show
  6. yeah, but it also means you'll never know that its not in your head.
  7. honeyhannah

    honeyhannah herbuhslovuh

    I would always talk to my mom about this kinda thing when I was a kid, I really thought my life was a dream and I didn't exist, I think it came from dreams.
  8. NaykidApe

    NaykidApe Bomb the Ban

    Life is but a dream (I had a more phylosophical reply forming but half way through reading your post my head exploded)
  9. honeyhannah

    honeyhannah herbuhslovuh

    LOL, sorry it is karma that is the same thing that happened to me, I had a response mid-way through reading but when I finished it was gone, and all I remembered is what I wrote.

    I guess we are karmically balanced huh?
  10. stoner

    stoner Member

    this was on the last page :p
  11. kayahaze

    kayahaze Member

    I've thought about that before, in a less intense way. It's wierd also that you will never ever be able to see the world from another persons view. Sometimes I'll be looking at something and be like the person sitting beside me will never see that object in the same way i do and i will never be able to see it the way they look at it, ever!
  12. Green

    Green Iconoclastic

    I think therefor I am.
  13. PurpleGel

    PurpleGel Senior Member

    illusions are merely a mental thing that sprouts from the ego. but you don't have to live in illusion. it is more difficult to escape than one would expect, but it can and has been done many times.

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