A quote from Alan Watts on illusion (Maya)


Art: “Maya The Illusion” Painting by Antra Srivastava

A separate self is merely conventional reality, in the same sense as lines of latitude and longitude and the measurements of the clock; which is why one of the means of maya, illusion, is measurement.

Things are measurements; they are units of thought, like inches are measurements. There are no things in physical nature.

How many things is a thing? However many you want. A “thing” is a “think”, a unit of thought; it is as much reality as you can catch hold of in one idea.

Really, the fundamental, ultimate mystery – the only thing you need to know to understand the deepest metaphysical secrets – is this: that for every outside there is an inside and for every inside there is an outside, and although they are different, they go together.

—Alan Watts

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  1. Yes completely true and awesome quote on illusion 👌👌👌👌

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    1. Thank you so much dear Kamal! 🙂 ❤


      1. Welcome always dear Amira ♥️♥️♥️

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  2. Ladysag77 says:

    Everything flows in and out of itself, all connected. This quote truly illuminates illusion🌌

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    1. Thank you so much Maria! That was beautifully said!!! ❤ In Oneness, Amira ❤

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      1. Ladysag77 says:

        My pleasure ❤🙏❤🙏❤🙏

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