You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.
-- Franz Kafka
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Posted 28 February 2013 - 10:11 AM
If this is one massive simulation and i find the god mode glitch first watch out!
"If it is not advantageous,do not move.If objectives can not be attained,do not employ the army.Unless endangered do not engage in warfare.The ruler cannot mobilize the army out of personal anger.The general can not engage in battle because of personal frustration.When it is advantageous,move;when not advantageous,stop.Anger can revert to happiness,annoyance can revert to joy,but a vanquished state cannot be revived,the dead cannot be brought back to life." Sun-Tzu
I'm not sure that the Buddha's teaching about non-self and sensate existence being an illusion and the idea that the universe is a simulation are really the same thing. At any rate, I doubt the Buddha had any sort of information processing in mind.
The Buddha teaches us something more basic, namely that what we think we perceive in the world around us is mostly illusion, with a little delusion slipping in. An illusion is something that is not real but that has a real thing that generates it. Thus we perceive that the sky is blue. Now "blue" is entirely an invention of our minds -- there is no such thing in the external world. There do exist, however, certain electromagnetic wavelengths which, when they impinge on our retinas, generate processes in us that end up with our perceiving blue. This is the teaching that the world is an illusion, that what we perceive with our senses is invented by us and what is "really" out there is quite different. I don't think there is anything particularly mystical or difficult about this, just that it is a brilliant insight.
take all the hi tech mumbo jumbo and electricity out of the equation and you'll see that our 'reality' is nothing but our collective 'simulation'
we are programmed to 'function' compatibly within the backbone/main core of this 'created reality' generation by generation
some have greater influence or codes in this 'collectively simulated' reality but in the end, what we see around us is not what nature 'intended' however comfortable the space is within those familiar four walls,