Is the world really real?

r: Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. Albert Einstein "Nothing is as it seems. Nor is it otherwise." Lankavatara Sutra - Mahāyāna Buddhism There is no greater mystery than this; that being the reality we seek to gain reality. Sri Ramana Maharshi December 30, 1879 – April... show more r: Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
Albert Einstein

"Nothing is as it seems. Nor is it otherwise."
Lankavatara Sutra - Mahāyāna Buddhism

There is no greater mystery than this; that being the reality we seek to gain reality.
Sri Ramana Maharshi December 30, 1879 – April 14, 1950

Plato’s cave analogy.
Inprisoned inside the cave (Us), prisoners see the shadows on the wall and mistakenly view the shadows as reality. Every now and agian someone awakens to the truth and tries to tell others (Us), but the others respond with anger.

Greek word "cosmos" Meaning "In The World" functioning apart from God
And according to Early Christian gnosticism - "Seraphims" Keter - Crown Divine Plan ~ The Angel of Death. (Read John 7:7) Satan is the ruler of this "cosmos" (John 12:31; 16:11; 1 John 5:19)

Islam.
The Surah takes its title from the sentence, Wa anzalna' l-hadida, of verse 25 - A study of iron

Hinduism - Caught up in Samsara – Maya ~ The Malevolant illusion
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