' Universe as illusion '...

Both philosophy and metaphysics and even some religions agree in calling the universe an illusion.

But they do not all agree in their attitude towards it.

Only philosophy draws attention to the fact that even if its existence is an illusory one, it is still there, for we are aware of it.

Mental denial does not lead to physical non-reporting of it by the five senses.

It is better to admit this existence and to put it in its proper place rather than to say it is nothing, that it is not there.

-- Notebooks Category 19: The Reign of Relativity >
Chapter 1: The Cosmos of Change > # 22
Paul Brunton

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