Remember the word appearance means, coming into view. The word view is interesting, as it means observation and observation means thought. That means that what is coming into view for observation as an appearance, is an optically formed duplicate of a thought. Think about that for a minute. An optically formed duplicate of a thought.
Since appearances are the event coming into view, the event then is your mental images that represent your thoughts and those images then take on the appearances, the forms that are coming into your view.
But if an event is defined as a phenomenon that follows, then you will agree that the appearance is the event that followed your mental image, and the appearance is the representation of the mental image being viewed …and is then followed by your belief and opinion of its current label.
Because the event, the appearance is an phenomenon, and the phenomenon means seeming real and present to the senses but is not real nor present. Just like in the past when a flat earth SEEMED real….
That would mean, any appearance, any form in the external phenomenon is a false showing. Think about it…a false showing and anything false means it is not true, not real. Only a wrong opinion. A wrong belief.
It’s only by staying with the old ancient opinions and accepting everyone’s reality that the illusions, the false showings stay the same. So to get past your false showings of reality, you must let go of old opinions and you will need to establish new ones, because any opinion is a personal belief not founded on proof. A belief is a vague idea… or a mental picture, because that’s what an idea is… a mental picture in your mind.
Paul understood that the appearances of a body were not real and he told man that the real man was not of or in the flesh. If it is true that we are not of the flesh, what are we? Where are we?
‘Physical concepts are free creations of the human mind, and are not, however it may seem, uniquely determined by the external world.– Albert Einstein. Guess he ‘got it.’ Do you?
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