WII (World Is Illusion)
Even though it was a weekday, I had to wait for half an hour to get the seat in a busy restaurant. On entering, they allocated seat near the entrance of the kitchen. Suddenly my eyes went on the signage on kitchen door saying, “Guests are allowed in the kitchen.” I was pleased! Because so far, I have seen the “Entry for Staff Only” signage’s mostly. After ordering the food when there was some time for dishes to arrive, I expressed my desire to see the kitchen to our waiter. Courteously, the waiter took me inside the kitchen. The kitchen was neat, clean and well organized beyond my imagination. The kitchen staff nodded with smile. While leaving, a thought flashed in my mind that if a food is delicious; it does not necessarily mean that its kitchen is in order and vice-versa. This holds true for every visible thing.
If you enter any house and if drawing room looks very attractive it does not mean happiness and peace is spread over the entire house. When you buy fruits and vegetables, it is only after cutting, cooking and consuming you come to know about its quality. We used to read that seeing is believing. But in fact most of the things and people we see is just an illusion till we analyze them outside-in and they reveal themselves inside-out. Knowing the people is much more difficult then knowing the things because people may change according to time and situation. However, it does not mean that we do not believe what we see. But the important thing is that Truth is like an onion. You know as go on peeling.
In Bhagavad-Gita Krishna says that our world is not an objective one; rather, it’s subjective, pliant, endlessly mutable. Our senses- the very means by which we gather data about the world, are unreliable because they are prone to illusion. They don’t give us direct access to an objective world; rather, they give an illusion of objectivity.
5 Tips for dealing with an illusionary world:
1. Nothing is absolutely true except some universal principles. Right and wrong is relative. It all depends on time and circumstances and changes from person to person.
2. Neither trust anybody or anything 100% nor distrust 100%. Be analytical, observant and conscious all the time.
3. Things are neither good nor bad. They are just there. They may be useful or not useful for you.
4. People are not difficult. They are different. And it is human nature to change as per time and circumstances so never feel shocked surprised.
5. Nothing is permanent. Change is the basic attribute of nature. Accept change willingly and whole heartedly otherwise you will have to accept it painfully.