By guest Contributor.
Your whole world is in your mind – Or rather, your whole world is your mind – nothing else exists.
Whatsoever you see is a projection. Whatsoever you feel is also a projection. That’s why Hindus have always been saying that the world is illusory.
It is a mirage, it appears but it is not there. And how can this illusion be transcended?
If you can understand it as an illusion, you are already on the way to transcending it. If a dream is realized as a dream, you are already moving away from it, you are awakening.
The world that you see is not the reality, because the reality can be seen only when there is no mind.
With a mind in between, the reality cannot be seen – it is coloured. You project your mind on it – it becomes a screen.
You see a woman as very, very beautiful; others don’t see that beauty at all. Does beauty belong to the woman or your mind? If it belongs to the woman, then everybody would see her as beautiful.
But you can find persons who will look at her and will be simply disgusted. You can find persons who will not become in any way aware that she is beautiful.
And you think that the woman is beautiful – so where is beauty? Is it in the woman or your mind? Is it objective or just a subjective phenomenon?.