Many a time, we forget to accept some realities in life. When we get some bad news, pathetic information or the conditions which are not favorable to us, we react in a negative direction and fail to understand the realities and in this process invite more sufferings. If we would accept the realities and facts related to the odd incidents, we could have lessened our grief and sorrow. But we like to dream fantasies. And in real life, we try to copy or follow the same knowing well that this practice won’t yield any positive output. In a dream, we are in the confinement of fantasies which is not possible to realize in the waking state. In that state, the status of any achievement is a particular state of consciousness. We go on dreaming about an issue of our interest, but there will not be the movement of the physical body. We will enjoy the scenario without being influenced by our external organs. These will not provide any feeling in the experience of the physicality. In short, we don’t receive any tangible output from our dream. It is a phenomenon related to change in consciousness. In other words, the thoughts are merely a manifestation of the dream-consciousness. Similarly, the waking-state of existence may also be illusory because the same is also a play of waking-state consciousness.
Whether we are in the state of dream or waking-state, we create many things of our likings. In this process, whenever the thoughts of our disliking creep in, we try to bypass the same, or we ignore the same. We only desire to create the world from where we can get benefits. When we take rest or sleep particularly at night, these fantasies of the created world may appear in reality. The human life is obtrusive and also full of illusory tendencies. We pass through these cycles often, and at any time, we fail to ignore the illusion and get carried with the same. So, it is essential to understand the fundamental principle of life’s existence. We must realize Brahman, the oversoul, which is eternal. It never has any creation and never gets destroyed. It temporarily manifests as physical creation. A human being has no existence before his birth. Once he is born, he takes a physical life and comes into existence. For a defined period, he lives and then he dies and disappears from the physical world. So, why to take the life during this time of life and death so seriously? If you accept this existence as an illusion and not much bother with its grandeur, you will be much happier in the physical world. One should not take the period of non-existence before life and again non-existence afterlife with a dedicated focus. Let us take the example of a movie. Before the show begins, both the movie house and the screen are blank. Suddenly, the screen is alive and showing /depicting the story with many characters. We watch the same minutely. The audience gets involved with the story, identifying with the characters and their pains and pleasures. No sooner the movie ends, all these pains and pleasures disappear, and the screen again becomes blank. All these characters, their acts, and emotions just vanish within a split of a second. They suddenly become irreverent. Some members of the audience get emotionally affected because they mix up their characters with the screen characters deeply. Some people, of course, do not get affected at all as they know that it was a movie. It is just an illusion, and the real identity is different, and the same should not be affected by the film.
We must take our lives in the world as a movie show. Being in the world and performing all the activities, we should not have any emotional attachment towards the results of our efforts. As an individual consciousness of the movie watcher, we also should observe all the happenings of the life. We should not identify with our physical body, nor get attached to the events in our life. When we try to create a world based on our likings, mostly it will be like an illusory nature because, in reality, it won’t have any meaningful existence. So, the created world for which though we all aim for has no beginning, no middle and end. However, we continue to build the same as a reality and perceive its grandeur and illuminating environment as an existing one. We run behind this to obtain the same. In the end, it will remain an illusion, and we continue to perceive its charismatic value. Since it has a magnetic attraction on our consciousness, we always get attracted towards it. We have to destroy this instinct. We have to kill the same by producing disinterest/ detachment for all the happenings of the life. That does not mean we discard our duties and responsibilities. We have to perform all social and professional functions without any expectation. Some of us firmly believe that God has created all this illusion. He tastes us. However, God is not responsible for this illusory nature of existence. It is a natural manifestation of your creation. You have to decide whether to get attracted to this illusion or not because this invention is a natural and inherent aspect. God does not deliberately engage in any action either to create or destroy anything.
It just happens and blooms in the environment. Our creator is not directly responsible for the creation. Though all these conceptions cannot come into existence without the Creator’s blessings, He does not want His children to face any illusions. How to then understand this? One must respect the creation as the Creator’s dreams. An idea in the thought in the sleep mode happens because the dreamer is sleeping and the feeling is a natural phenomenon in sleep. The goal never designs anything concrete unless you put efforts and skills. It is not in any episode. It only happens, and it has no reality. The dreamer has no control over the dream. He even does not design it. It goes on in a natural way that is inherent to the dreamer as he is. As a visionary, the person is responsible for the dream; the Creator may be said to be accountable for the creation, but not in a direct way. It is a passive activity.
All the happenings of the dream are illusory with nothing happening in the external world utilizing senses and pleasures. We must understand that the incidents in our life are not because of the attributes of the mighty Creator. You must consider it as a sequence as per the time cycle time and a change of phase in the life’s cycle. Once it is over, there is no attachment to the same. We have to discard that experience. The created world out of fantasy is good for a while, but we should not dream of the existence of an ideal world all the time. In short, we must accept the realities of the life in a clear vision and move forward accordingly.