How do we know what we perceive of reality is real and what is an illusion. Though the illusion might be good for this body or peripheral, maybe
without it acting as a shield to the real reality we would die from being over stimulated by what I believe to be the sea of collective human
I'm not religious but what if gods punishment for us for eve eating the forbidden fruit was to trapped us in these bodies to limit our perception of
infinite knowledge, and only through dying can we be rid of our man suits(yes Donnie Darko reference).
This also brings on another thought about religion, lets say for a minute everything we see is an illusion but also reality. Lets say the veil of
limitations that our human body creates was lifted and we could see true reality without the illusion, I think we would see a world in which we could
easily manipulate through higher understanding of what is really going on, similar to just seing a brick in a house by standing up close not till you
step back you see the whole house, you can easily build or destroy a house once you have a understanding of what a house is.
So lets say the "bible" is one persons manipulation of our perceived reality (lets say Jesus was the messenger between our two worlds that imparted
this knowledge, and by two worlds I mean one world, just that this person is aware and can tap into the sea of knowledge) to give us some information
about what is going on but the words have been distorted through our human filters from how we interpret things and have been severely watered down to
the point of it being unrecognizable.
Then if we go back to the oldest religions, back before Judaism we have Hinduism. Even further back we have paganism which some say has influence in
all religion afterwards. I also noticed how most religions have a main person imparting this wisdom on us such as Jesus, Abraham, and Muhammad. They
are all messengers of god, but if we look at god not as a person but as our true reality these messengers become no more then a Neo or Morpheus
jacking into the matrix. (i know I'm going to get hated on for comparing the son of god to Neo)
But before the christian era we have Buddha, or before that he was known as Siddhattha Gotama a spiritual teacher in India that founded Buddhism.
After 49 days at the age of 35 he attained enlightenment, from then on Gautama was known as Buddha or awakened one or the enlightened one.
I am kind of drawn to this as being true, just based on a feeling in my soul that I have about this subject. Just as I have a feeling about what I
perceive as truth regarding 911, Oklahoma city, JFK assassination all being inside jobs executed by the us government or the manipulators of the us
government. Its just a knowledge that I feel is out there in reality "god" that we pull from or maybe its our web of collective human consciousness
creating a feeling in me with the answers I seek, and maybe the Internet is now mimicking our species collective consciousness on a primitive level
compared to the vastness and infinite possibilities of our minds capabilities.
I do think we our transmitters and receivers for information, we can even see that in the simplest of situations, like group think where one persons
attitude towards something could change the entire group, one person is picking on someone and everyone else starts joining in on it.
[edit on 10-9-2009 by phiktion]