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don_socalJuly 30, 2013

The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.
George Bernard Shaw

A system of morality which is based on relative emotional values is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.
Socrates

There are as many pillows of illusion as flakes in a snow-storm. We wake from one dream into another dream.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is an optical illusion about every person we meet.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not be misled by what you see around you, or be influenced by what you see. You live in a world which is a playground of illusion, full of false paths, false values and false ideals. But you are not part of that world.
Sai Baba

Illusion is the first of all pleasures.
Voltaire

Moody Blues
"Nights in white satin"

Nights in white satin, never reaching the end,
Letters I've written, never meaning to send.
Beauty I've always missed, with these eyes before.
Just what the truth is, I can't say anymore.

'Cos I love you, yes I love you, oh how I love you.

Gazing at people, some hand in hand,
Just what I'm going through they can't understand.
Some try to tell me, thoughts they cannot defend,
Just what you want to be, you will be in the end.

And I love you, yes I love you,
Oh how I love you, oh how I love you.

Nights in white satin, never reaching the end,
Letters I've written, never meaning to send.
Beauty I've always missed, with these eyes before.
Just what the truth is, I can't say anymore.

'Cos I love you, yes I love you,
Oh how I love you, oh how I love you.
'Cos I love you, yes I love you,
Oh how I love you, oh how I love you.

"Late Lament"

Breathe deep the gathering gloom,
Watch lights fade from every room.
Bedsitter people look back and lament,
Another day's useless energy spent.

Impassioned lovers wrestle as one,
Lonely man cries for love and has none.
New mother picks up and suckles her son,
Senior citizens wish they were young.

Cold hearted orb that rules the night,
Removes the colours from our sight.
Red is grey and yellow white.
But we decide which is right.
And which is an illusion?

Here is a link that might be useful: Moody Blues- Nights In White Satin/ Late Lament

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anneliese_32(6)

In a SF book we are one of many worlds, all the stories in many authors books, therefore illusions.
How do you distinguish between reality and illusion? According to Sai Baba's advice, what he writes is illusion too.

    Bookmark   July 31, 2013 at 5:50PM
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west_gardener

Very interesting topic I'm not under any illusion that I will understand nor explain it at this point.
Except to say that while driving down a road, and there is an illusion of water ahead, but that is a mirage.

    Bookmark   July 31, 2013 at 6:10PM
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lilosophie

Call it illusion, it's a matter of perspective. If I would bring five people into my living-room and have them describe it, there would be five different living-rooms, no six, because I have my perspective also

    Bookmark   July 31, 2013 at 9:00PM
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