Your brain hallucinates your ‚private dream-world‘

The world you can perceive is a very small world indeed. And it is entirely private. Take it to be a dream and be done with it. Perception is recognition, is it not? Something entirely unfamiliar can be sensed, but cannot be perceived.
Perception involves memory. Perception, imagination, expectation, anticipation, illusion — all are based on memory. There are hardly any borderlines between them. They just merge into each other. All are responses of memory. How much do you remember? Try to write down from memory what you were thinking, saying and doing on the 30th of the last month. Ok. You do remember a lot — unconscious memory makes the world in which you live so familiar. The world is but a reflection of imagination. Whatever I want to see, I can see. But why should I invent patterns of creation, evolution and destruction? I do not need them. The world is in me, the world is myself. I am not afraid of it and have no desire to lock it up in a mental picture. The universe is all names and forms, based on qualities and their differences, while I am beyond. The world is there because I am, but I am not the world. I know there is a world, which includes this body and this mind, but I do not consider them to be more “mine” than other minds and bodies. They are there, in time and space, but I am timeless and spaceless. I am neither the potentiality nor the actualization, nor the actuality of things. In my light they come and go as the specks of dust dancing in the sunbeam. The light illumines the specks, but does not depend on them. Nor can it be said to create them. It cannot be even said to know them. That in which consciousness happens, the universal consciousness or mind, we call the ether of consciousness. All the objects of consciousness form the universe. What is beyond both, supporting both, is the supreme state, a state of utter stillness and silence. Whoever goes there disappears. It is unreachable by words, or mind.“ – M. Nisargadatta

„Our brain is the result of time, evolution. Our brain is not your brain and my brain, but the brain of mankind. This is difficult for you to see, and even recognize, because we have been so conditioned that it is my brain. And it is your brain. But if you observe, human beings right throughout the world go through enormous turmoil, poverty, anxiety, insecurity, confusion, psychologically wounded, fear, fear of being hurt, physically, fear of psychological hurts, fear of death, and the enquiry, what is there beyond…

That is the content of our consciousness. And as long as there’s that content, which is always divisive, which is always fragmented, our action must be fragmented. Right?

So the problem then is: is it possible for the content of that consciousness to be dissolved?“

J. Krishnamurti

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