originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
but subjectively if there is no one else there in the room with you, the mirror is no longer reflecting any light when you close your eyes.
How is that? Because when something is not being observed it no longer exists in any concrete way from a subjective point of view as the double-slit
experiment has proven time and time again.
Sorry, but you err in your assumption that "YOU" must perceive something for it to exist.
'You', particularly' are not necessary!
The same One Universal Consciousness peeks from all 'eyes' (every point in the Universe)!
To exist is to be known, perceived, by ANY observer!
Every point in the Universe is a unique Conscious Perspective/observer, Soul!!
Perhaps an illustration;
If a tree falls in the forest, and there are none to hear (goes the old Zen koan), does it make a sound?
1. the sensation produced by stimulation of the organs of hearing by vibrations transmitted through the air or other medium.
2. mechanical vibrations transmitted through an elastic medium, traveling in air at a speed of approximately 1087 ft. (331 m) per second at sea
According to the first definition, no.
There would be no "organs of hearing" (assuming that there are no other "organs of hearing" around; squirrels, warthogs, bluebirds of happiness,
faeries, whatever...) present.
And no, according to the second definition;
If there is no one perceiving those 'vibrations', they cannot/do not exist.
Only that which is perceived, exists!
That which is perceived exists!
That which exists is perceived!
Not a thing exists that is not perceived!
Not a thing is perceived that does not exist!
(There is no, nor can there be, any evidence to the contrary!)
Actually, to 'know' that there is a forest and a tree, they must be perceived!
"Knowledge is perception!"
It is not possible that there can be Perspectives perceiving the existence of the tree, and that it falls, without being there to perceive
accompanying sounds, if any.
A tree cannot fall in the forest unless the forest and the tree and the falling are all perceived (even by a rock!)!
The very question is, from that Perspective, in error.