Monday, February 9, 2009

Everyday Immortality (1)


The material universe and the physical body that I experience through my senses are only one aspect of reality.



I think this statement is factual. Just like how the different facets of a diamond give off different coloured perspectives when viewed from different angles, so does all the different facades of veracity will give the beholder varying perceptions on his experiences.

To me, experiencing reality is not only about the corporeal aspect of it, it is also very much to do with the spiritual and intellectual part of it.

Not so long ago, I concluded that an aspect of reality very much related to the spiritual facet is only an illusion caused by the temporary absence of reality. A friend debated this with me on the contrary and I held my ground. Seeing this now, I think I was wrong as when reality is absent in your experiences, there is no way you can live through all the aspects of it, be it an illusion or otherwise.

They are all spokes on the same wheel.

9 comments:

Kelly said...

i thought the quote was very self-explanatory :)

Han said...

Maybe but I like to think deeper as it is a quote from some self-discovery kinda book and it forces you to think. I will explain more about this book in the weeks ahead :)

LiNG said...

sometimes it sux to be wrong but it is the only way we are humbled and it's more valuable if it was a friend who humbled u :)

Am said...

now u ma all the wiser lor :) goodboy, keep sharing ur interesting views!

Han said...

Ling: I cldn't agree more, it's the opinions of close ppl in my life that means a lot to me. Being humbled by a dear friend is never humiliating, it's fulfilling.

Am: Will do that, lol! U too.

Terry said...

as i read the statement again n again, i cant help but wonder if it should instead be "the material universe n the physical body i experience through my senses r many aspects of one reality" :)

Han said...

Hey! That's quite an insight :) Never thought of it that way *nods head*. Not bad :) I'll give your precious opinion a thought, haha!

yuin said...

i like the way you're interpreting duality.

Han said...

I did not realize there was a duality in my writing here. Hmmm, you have to explain more to me when you get back next :)