illusion

A Quote by Sunanda Mongia on alone, self, illusion, and communication

Even when utterly alone, the self is forever relational, and therefore always looking... at something. At times with the bird's eye view, it looks up to see cosmic origins, at another time it glances down to see the hardened cocoon of the body. And then it sees that there are other meshes, of gender, culture, times, ambitions, or just the greatest restriction of all, the compulsion to communicate, the greatest illusion of our lonely lives.

Sunanda Mongia

Source: Preface to the book Upon My Word (a collection of poetry)

Contributed by: Mila

A Quote by Peter Cajander on realiy, life, illusion, mind, and thoughts

Life is what happens when you jump out of your mind and use your senses.

Peter Cajander

Contributed by: peter

A Quote by Ludwig von Mises on socialism, envy, jealousy, illusion, and collectivism

What pushes the masses into the camp of socialism is, even more than the illusion that socialism will make them richer, the expectation that it will curb all those who are better than they themselves are.

Ludwig von Mises

Source: Mises, Ludwig Von (1962). The Ultimate foundation of Economic Science (2nd ed.). Foundation of Economic Education: Irvington-on-Hudson, NY. p. 123

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A Quote by Christian Michel on illusion, idolatry, idol, democracy, government, and responsibility

The institution of the democratic State is a remarkable example of modern idolatry. By ritually celebrating elections that are played out like a great social mass, the State allows us to participate in a religion that will influence the idol in our favour. If we make the idol an offering of the right ballot, it will bring us security, lifetime employment, a guaranteed pension, free medical care, environmental protection and a good school for our children. All these favours will rain down on us. We will not have to do anything to earn them. What could be more magical than that belief?

Christian Michel

Source: http://bastiat.net/en/Bastiat2001/christian.michel.html

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A Quote by Peter O. Erbe on truth, dream, reality, polarities, choose, ego, a rock and a hard place, avoid seeking god, illusion, and belief

    "What are we to learn by contrast? The answer to this is; to learn what to avoid and what to seek. That part of our SELF which is deluded, the separate Self, knows this only too well. So, in line with every other truth, it was turned into a farce. The seeking now becomes not one between dream and reality but one between polarities themselves, whcih are but part of the dream. Thus the choice, the freedom of choice the Ego offers, is the choice between a dream and a dream. A rock and a hard place.
    So, now the picture looks like this: we religiously avoid the Bad and seek the Good or avoid what is Good and seek the Bad as we 'avoid' and 'seek'! It does not really matter which way the pendulum swings, as long as it rmains within 'opposing forces', within polarities; this way escape is made impossible, illusion reassured. As long as we are guided by false perception, we see the cintrast as the contrast between polarities themselves and believe we must choose between poalarites.

Peter Erbe

Source: God I Am: From Tragic to Magic, Pages: 144 & 145

Contributed by: Nara-Narayana

A Quote by Peter O. Erbe on transcend, separation, illusion, individual, manifestation, problems, judgments, and oneness

"In truth there is but one problem and therefore only one answer. The intelligent approach to be expected them would be the attempt to define the problem containing all problems, which is, as we now know, separation. once we have defined the root problem, we can look at the idea it stands for. Having understood the idea, not only intellectually but with out hearts, all problems vanish, for the root problem containing all its parts, all individual problems, is understood, and that is separation. Once we understand separation we cannot judge it or its individual appearances. With this understanding the only road open for us to take is to allow it in all its manifestation, and to transcend it. Allowing ourself and our brother the illusion of separations means to forgive,. This delivers us the  bridge of the cross. As the last remnants of separation thus reunify with the vertical pole of the cross, the lateral pole dissolves, together with the very bridge we stand upon and merges into Oneness. We know we have returned home."

Peter Erbe

Source: God I Am: From Tragic to Magic, Pages: 141

Contributed by: Nara-Narayana

A Quote by Frederic Bastiat on government, control, fiction, definition, bastiat, freedom, and illusion

Government is the great fiction through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.

Frédéric Bastiat

Source: Government (http://www.mind-trek.com/treatise/fb-g.htm)

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A Quote by Neale Donald Walsch on master, student, journey, illusion, life, meaning, reality, and process

"The master and the student on the journey to mastery, knows that the illusions are the illusions, decides why they are there, and then consciously creates what will be experienced next within the self through the illusions. When facing any life experience, there is a formula, a process, through which you may choose to move through mastery. Simply make the following statements: One, nothing in my world is real. Two, The meaning of everything is the meaning I give it. Three, I am who I say I am, and my experience is what I say it is. This is how to work with the illusions of life."

Neale Donald Walsch

Source: Communion with God: An Uncommon Dialogue

Contributed by: Nara-Narayana

A Quote by Dominica on mind, illusion, and life

I can hardly recall the chaotic noise of reality.

Dominica

Source: Self

Contributed by: Dominica

A Quote by G. Edward Griffin on money, illusion, debt, and banking

It must be realized that, while money may represent an asset to selected individuals, when it is considered as an aggregate of the total money supply, it is not an asset at all. A man who borrows $1,000 may think that he has increased his financial position by that amount but he has not. His $1,000 cash asset is offset by his $1,000 loan liability, and his net position is zero. Bank accounts are exactly the same on a larger scale. Add up all the bank accounts in the nation, and it would be easy to assume that all that money represents a gigantic pool of assets which support the economy. Yet, every bit of this money is owed by someone. Some will owe nothing. Others will owe many times what they possess. All added together, the national balance is zero. What we think is money is but a grand illusion. The reality is debt.

Edward Griffin

Source: The Creature from Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve

Contributed by: peter

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