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Is Human Perception of Reality Just an Illusion?

Cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman explains why human perceptions of an independent reality are all illusions.

Cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman explains why human perceptions of an independent reality are all illusions. In this post from The Atlantic he argues that the world is nothing like the one we experience through our senses. As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions—sights, sounds, textures, tastes—are an accurate portrayal of the real world. ... Read More »

Understanding Illusion and Universal Reality

Lama Yeshe meditating in the botanical gardens, Berkeley, California, 1974 Photo donated by Judy Weitzner.

When you change your attitude, your view of the sense world changes as well. The first step to real wisdom is a deep understanding of what is reality and what is illusion. This post from Elephant Journal helps in understanding the nature of universal reality of all relative existence. Tibetan texts on tantric yoga sometimes say that you should see ... Read More »

Thought-Provoking Findings Confirm the Illusory Nature of Reality

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New evidence confirms the illusory nature of reality. This article from The Mind Unleashed focuses on a quantum experiment undertaken by the physicists and the interpretation of its thought-provoking results: According to a well-known theory in quantum physics, a particle’s behavior changes depending on whether there is an observer or not. It basically suggests that reality is a kind of ... Read More »