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Illusion Never forget that the life of this world is only a game and a passing delight, a show…the life of this world is nothing but a deception. ~Quran 20:57 The most fatal illusion is the settled point of view. Since life is growth and motion, a fixed point of view kills anybody who has one. ~Brooks Atkinson Better a cruel truth than a comfortable delusion. ~Edward Abbey The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane. ~Marcus Aurelius The enlightened man, recognizing that the world is but an illusion, does not act as if it is real, so he escapes the suffering. ~Buddha When you awaken, you realize that the separate person you took yourself to be is just a contract, a mental fabrication. ~Stephan Bodian Why aren’t you happy? It’s because ninety-nine percent of everything you do, and think, and say, is for youself–and there isn’t one. ~Wu Wei Wu We live in illusion and the appearance of things. There is a reality, we are that reality. When we understand this you see you are nothing, and in being nothing you are everything. ~Buddha The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance–it is the illusion of knowledge. ~Daniel J. Boorstin All beings are inherently enlightened, but because of their attachments and distorted views, they can’t realize this fact. ~Shakyamuni Buddha The fundamental delusion of humanity is to suppose that I am here and you are out there. ~Yasutami Roshi Just throw away all thoughts of imaginary things, and stand firm in that which you are. ~Kabir That you carry yourself forward and experience the myriad things is delusion. That the myriad things come forward and experience themselves is awakening. ~Dogen Zenji Do not seek the truth; simply cease cherishing illusions. ~Zen master Seng- t’san We are here to awaken from the illusion of our separateness. ~Thich Nhat Hanh Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached. ~Simone Weil When your illusions clash with reality, when your falsehoods clash with truth, then you have suffering. ~Anthony de Mello Problems exist only in the human mind. ~Anthony de Mello Whatever people think of you is really about the image they have of you, and that image isn’t you. ~Don Miguel Ruiz The real illusion is to believe that we are separate from God. ~Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is. ~Alan Watts When you feel the need arise to be defensive about anything, you have identified yourself with an illusion. ~A Course in Miracles We read the world wrong and say that it deceives us. ~Rabindranath Tagore Your mind can be possessed by illusions, but spirit is eternally free. ~A Course in Miracles Confusion is the result of attempting to cling to illusion in the face of what you are seeing to be true for you. If you will continue to look, the confusion will give way to clarity. And the clarity is compassion. ~unknown This waking life is just a long dream which keeps our attention away from what we really are. If you take the attitude that all the happenings in the world are dream events, your mind becomes tranquil. It is only when you take the dream world to be real that you get agitated. ~Annamalai Swami Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding a truth. ~Ludwig Börne A person who thinks all the time has nothing to think about except thought. So he loses touch with reality, and lives in a world of illusion. ~Alan Watts All this talk and turmoil and noise and movement and desire is outside of the veil; within the veil is silence and calm and rest. ~Bayazid Al-Ristami Chasing after fantasies is always a bad idea. Stick with reality. Reality’s all you’ve got. But here’s the real secret, the real miracle: It’s enough. ~Brad Warner The good news is: If you can recognize illusion as illusion, it dissolves. The recognition of illusion is also its ending. Its survival depends on your mistaking it for reality. In the seeing of who you are not, the reality of who you are emerges by itself. ~Eckhart Tolle The truth has eternity on its side. Your illusions have a shelf-life. There’s only so long you can tell yourself lies before you run smack into a cement wall and fall on your head in divine bliss. ~Jeannie Zandi Awareness alone will overcome illusion. ~Kabir One of the most persistent of all delusions is the conviction that the source of our dissatisfaction lies outside ourselves. ~B. Alan Wallace But opinions, judgments, memories, dreaming about the future—ninety percent of the thoughts spinning around in our heads have no essential reality. ~Charlotte J. Beck A mind that is always comparing, always measuring, will always engender illusion. If I am measuring myself against you, who are clever, more intelligent, I am struggling to be like you and I am denying myself as I am. I am creating an illusion. ~Jiddu Krishnamurti This is not the real reality. The real reality is behind the curtain. In truth, we are not here. This is our shadow. ~Rumi It’s not about becoming true, it’s about unbecoming false, so that all that’s left is truth. ~Jed McKenna If you are feeling thirsty you need real water, not dream water. ~Osho Truth is eternal; whatever you can grasp is unreal. ~Nisargadatta Maharaj