Attached to Illusions
August 28, 2011
As children we are given some standard fairy tales, as well as most parents creating different illusions protecting a reality, thinking it’s best for the child’s innocence. The process of giving up illusions begins at around 8 years old, when Santa Clause, tooth fairy, Easter Bunny, and whatever cultural illusions are used for children. Illusions that make one happy are tough to give up …that’s why religions hang in there even though, more and more today, everyone knows all the stories are made up inspite of some value.
One illusion often gets replaced with another usually at an early age, soon becoming imprinted, and guarded with alleged certainty. It’s much like giving up one bad habit usually invites in the growth of another. People of illusion cling together reinforcing their interpretation of the illusion. More pedantry, local yokel types bond together while the somewhat arguably more ‘sophisticated’ join their own ‘cult offshoots, often for connections that aid them in a self serving way, usually monetarily. DisneyLands rise all over the world to give people a respite from a reality that they’ve judged as inferior to an illusion that provides a childlike fantasy.
Aliens and the UFO craze replaces religion for people who think they are over illusion. Certainly there must be beings on other planets, but none have verifiably visited on planet earth in the past century or two. Since the 1950’s, it’s become a multi billion dollar opportunity for ‘believers’ and those who feed the illusion for profit. The whole ‘alien’ thing is spun so intricately that it even seems real. Knowing the research sources that are ‘objective’, are lights of truth even though not popularly seemingly easily available. Promoters of illusion usually have a monetary motive even when they believe the illusion. There are over 1/2 million promoters of religion illusion (I call them religions salesmen) in the US alone.
Illusions in religions are often represented by ‘archetypes’ to personify certain values in life. Unfortunately, the ‘believers’ through their ‘idolatry’ miss the message’s deepness and richness. Anyone who is deeply introspective while open to knowing their deeper self, finds religions to be taken lightly at best. All is always in flux for those not attached to ‘anyone’s words, especially when idolizing them as the ‘only way’. The ‘wise’ are those who move beyond ‘smoke screens’, parroting others, as well as being worshipped themselves. The ignorant ‘worship’ instead of finding love within themselves, and with others. A wise being avoids all ignorance. Arhata