Physical-reality is an "illusion" with a purpose

Started by inavalan, October 14, 2022, 03:27:10 PM

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inavalan

Quote"When you arrive, or emerge, into physical life, not only is your mind not a blank slate, waiting for the scrolls that experience will write upon it, but you are already equipped with a memory bank far surpassing that of any computer. You face your first day upon the planet with skills and abilities already built in, though they may or may not be used; and they are not merely the result of heredity as you think of it."
—SS Part One: Chapter 3: Session 519, March 23, 1970

Quote"Now, there is a purpose in all this that will also be discussed later. I mention this whole subject here, however, because I want you to see that your environment is not real in the terms that you imagine it to be. When you are born, then, you are already "conditioned" to perceive reality in a particular manner, and to interpret experience in a very limited but intense range."
—SS Part One: Chapter 3: Session 519, March 23, 1970

Quote"Your planetary systems exist at once, simultaneously, both in time and in space. The universe that you seem to perceive, either visually or through instruments, appears to be composed of galaxies, stars, and planets, at various distances from you. Basically, however, this is an illusion. Your senses and your very existence as physical creatures program you to perceive the universe in such a way. The universe as you know it is your interpretation of events as they intrude upon your three-dimensional reality. The events are mental.  ..."
—SS Part One: Chapter 3: Session 519, March 23, 1970

Quote"When you think of the purpose of your existence, you think in terms of daily waking life, but you also work at your purpose in these other dream dimensions, and you are then in communication with other portions of your own entity, at work at endeavors quite as valid as those you are about in waking life."
—SS Part One: Chapter 3: Session 519, March 23, 1970

Quote"Now some of you who read this book will immediately and intuitively grasp what I am saying, for you will have already suspected that you are viewing experience through highly distorted, though colorful, figurative lenses. Remember also that if physical reality is in a larger sense an illusion, it is an illusion caused by a greater reality. The illusion itself has a purpose and a meaning."
—SS Part One: Chapter 3: Session 519, March 23, 1970

Quote"Three-dimensional experience is an invaluable place of training. Your personality as you now know it will indeed persevere, and with its memories, but it is only a part of your entire identity, even as your childhood in this life is an extremely important part of your present personality, though now you are far more than a child."
—SS Part One: Chapter 3: Session 519, March 23, 1970

Quote"You will continue to grow and develop, and you will become aware of other environments, even as you left your childhood home. But environments are not objective things, conglomerations of objects that exist independently of you. Instead you form them and they are quite literally extensions of yourself; materialized mental acts that extend outward from your consciousness."
—SS Part One: Chapter 3: Session 519, March 23, 1970

(note: post inspired by a quote provided today by Rick Boyd)

Although I don't always write it explicitly, it should be inferred that everything I post is "my belief", "my opinion" on that subject, at that moment.

Sena

Quote from: inavalan on October 14, 2022, 03:27:10 PMRemember also that if physical reality is in a larger sense an illusion, it is an illusion caused by a greater reality. The illusion itself has a purpose and a meaning."

@inavalan thanks for these quotes. This Seth teaching is quite consistent with the philosophy of Bernardo Kastrup:

https://www.bernardokastrup.com/


inavalan

Quote from: Sena on October 14, 2022, 09:21:46 PM
Quote from: inavalan on October 14, 2022, 03:27:10 PMRemember also that if physical reality is in a larger sense an illusion, it is an illusion caused by a greater reality. The illusion itself has a purpose and a meaning."

@inavalan thanks for these quotes. This Seth teaching is quite consistent with the philosophy of Bernardo Kastrup:

https://www.bernardokastrup.com/


I watched and browsed Bernardo Kastrup quite extensively when you recommended him, and I liked him both in content and presentation. Now, thinking about him, I realize that I don't know what he says about the practical implications of his take on reality.
Although I don't always write it explicitly, it should be inferred that everything I post is "my belief", "my opinion" on that subject, at that moment.