Excerpt About World
Perceptions of the World TransformThus our perception of the world goes through a series of transformations. At the beginning, in the naïve view, the world is a neutral given, a particular reality full of discrete entities, including us. In the next stage, we come to see that given world is ephemeral, an illusion of the mind constructed of concepts. In the perspective we are discussing today, we see that the world is made of concepts, but the concepts are felt and lived and known through our living presence. We now see a world of harmony, a world made of Truth. We see that the forms are variations of the Truth. We understand, for example, that “table” is a concept, but in the redeemed world that concept is filled with Truth. The concept simply carves the Truth into form, which produces a sense of beauty that is not there without the form.