Originally Posted by Beingist
Okay, I have a question for you here, Arc--
What are "illusions," Arc, but that which one thinks is, beyond what is?
How does one rid themselves of "illusions", without accepting what is (i.e., what is real)?
I can't answer that because I never figured out what 'what is' is to you, and I wouldn't begin to guess what 'real' is to you.
What is there to you other than illusion?
Illusions are something appearing to be other than it actually is. On one level, a rope appearing to be a snake is an illusion, but revealing the illusion doesn't make the rope disappear. In the largest context, we could say everything is an appearance only, but knowing that doesn't stop appearances from happening. Life goes on without illusions, in case that was your implication. It's okay for a rope to actually appear as a rope, or a post to appear as an attempt to calmly discuss, rather than a button pushed rant.