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based on religion and the number of followers. It would take a LARGE following to change physical reality through conscious means.
My answer has always been to ignore this one. Completely check out. But then you would be just a lifeless body in this reality.
- Frank Herbert "Dune"
“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”
The only thing you take with you is your state of mind.
Buddhist tradition distinguishes between nirvana in this lifetime and nirvana after death. In "nirvana-in-this-lifetime" physical life continues, but with a state of mind that is free from negative mental states, peaceful, happy, and non-reactive. With "nirvana-after-death", paranirvana, the last remains of physical life vanish, and no further rebirth takes place.
So I guess we're safe here
I don't think that a person can change reality through sheer force of will (such as telepathy or telekinesis).
If this was true, people are going to try to use it. There are a lot of ways this could go, and lots of ramifications along with it