This World of Illusion
Is it not strange that even though we know we will not be in the world permanently, we act as if we were to be here forever! Soami Ji tells us that we are so attached to the creation and love it so much that we have forgotten the Lord, forgotten our true home. We are trapped in this world of illusion and take everything that we see to be real.
Not only mystics tell us that this is a world of illusion, scientists say the same thing. Science tells us that at the subatomic or quantum level, nothing of the material world is left intact. There are only energy fields with no solidity at all, nothing for the senses to see or touch. Our physical senses are too dull and too slow to sense, feel, see or experience in any manner these energy fields that are in fact vibrations taking place in a void.
All the suns, stars and galaxies in the whole cosmos are a quantum mirage, winking in and out of existence millions of times per second. The whole universe is like a blinking light. The illusion in which we exist isn’t restricted to the material world. Our mental perceptions, emotions and attachments are part of the illusory realm of mind and matter.
Meditation is the means to realize the fleeting and impermanent nature of human life, of all our attachments and endeavours – even life itself. Meditation is the means to realize a higher, more permanent reality. Through meditation and with the help of a true Master, we can wake up from the dream-like existence that characterizes the lower planes of consciousness.