What is reality?

Painted by Advaita Shyamsunder 👻

(My exploration with colors)

We perceive reality according to our limited perception. Reality is often beyond our reach as it is not just experiential, many a time it lies in the invisible realm, inaccessible unless you make an effort to comprehend it.

White light diffuses into seven colors when it passes through a prism. That is the beauty and truth of white light. But we see it as white light alone, we don’t think about its constituents. It contains a rainbow.

The mind is the great slayer of the Real as H.P. Blavatsky, a theosophist spoke about how reality is distorted by our mind which sometimes acts as an obstruction to confront Truth as it is and not how we would like truth to be.

Reality is eternal and that is ceaseless change in life. We mistake illusions for reality. Illusions are more like appearances and transient. They are only reflections of the actual things beyond our perception. Illusions exist but are temporary. They don’t represent the whole truth as it is.

Our reality is sometimes only the visible part of the Sun, what you can see everyday in the sky. The luminous part of the sun is our reality. But the sun is more than what is visible to humans.

How can a single star produce daylight ? We don’t think of that. Reality isn’t always looked at for what it is, we take it for granted.

A bee pollinates a flower, otherwise plants cannot create seeds nor can bees produce nectar and feed pollen to their developing offsprings.

Reality often shows how everything is interconnected in nature and our lives. It is not fragmented ever.


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