Scientists and Prophets agree: The World is an Illusion!

It’s still pretty quiet, but way under the radar of mainstream media, some fascinating news is percolating.

Turns out that this world is an illusion … and science continues to experiment with it, while the media are finally reporting on it a little more frequently.

Here is one excellent recent example:…

For goodness sakes, if Business Insider and Bank of America are talking about it, we’re finally getting somewhere!

There’s this:…/new-quantum-experiment-shows…/

And also this:…/computer-simulation-world-ma…

Awesome. We are finally catching up to what Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr and other brilliant minds figured out a century ago … and what all the prophets either taught or suggested … that the world is not what we think it is!

To wit, here’s an excerpt from chapter 13 of New Eyes: A Unifying Vision of Science and Spirituality …

“The distinction between past, present and future is
only a stubbornly persistent illusion.”
– Albert Einstein

“Everything we call real is made of things
that cannot be regarded as real.”
– Niels Bohr

Reality as we think we know it … is not real!

The fact that the world is all energy makes it an illusion, which means that you are vulnerable to believing it is something other than what it is. In spiritual terms, believing the world to be physical means you are sleeping. When you are asleep, you believe yourself to be an egoic avatar in the dream world instead of the consciousness or soul that manifests it.

All of the major religious traditions agree on this.

The man Siddhartha Gautama became known as the ‘Buddha’ upon his enlightenment. In Pali, an old language from India, the word Buddha means ‘awakened’ or ‘to awaken.’

Awaken from what? The life dream we are experiencing.

“The world, indeed, is like a dream and the treasures of the world are an alluring mirage. Like the apparent distances in a picture, things have no reality in themselves, but they are like heat haze.”
– Buddha

A mirage seems to exist, but it does not.

In Hindusim the world is maya, which in Sanskrit means illusion, as physical life conceals the nature of spiritual life. As such, we are in danger of misinterpreting the dream world as true reality. Similarly, in Kabbalah the world is a dream state in the infinite mind of the creator.

Christian teachings, when understood in the proper illusory light, are very illuminating on this concept as well.

The Bible gets to it early, in Genesis 2:21, when “the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep.” The Bible never mentions Adam waking up. It’s a long book, you would think that would be mentioned somewhere, unless it is deliberately making the point that mankind is still sleeping. (Which it is.)

Then there is this classic snoozing reference in Luke 22. The night before Jesus was crucified he went to the Mount of Olives to pray and he asked his disciples to do the same. He went for a while by himself to pray and when he returned, the disciples had fallen asleep.

Now, if you are a disciple and Jesus himself asks you to pray, do you instead hit the hay? Of course you don’t. You pray feverishly and repeatedly until he returns and tells you to stop. But Luke 22:45 says that Jesus came back to the disciples “and found them sleeping for sorrow.”

Do you sleep well when emotionally anguished? The disciples had just shared a Last Supper with their leader, who was preparing to die the next day … you would think they might be pacing around and wringing their hands for sorrow, not sleeping!

Well, that was what they were doing. They were very worried.

If you focus on the flesh aspect of this world, you are asleep. Jesus wanted the disciples to be thinking spiritually, or wakefully. When he witnessed them pacing and feeling sorrowful over their belief that he was going to die, Jesus thought of them as sleeping spiritually.

In Matthew 26 the story becomes almost comical, if read literally.

First, Jesus “found them sleeping” and said to Peter, “Could you not watch with me one hour?” You can practically visualize Jesus shaking his head at Peter, who was clearly worried about Jesus’s impending death instead of supporting him in the wisdom that he was in fact overcoming death.

Continuing, Jesus left the disciples again, prayed again, returned again and “again he came and found them sleeping, for their eyes were heavy.” That’s right, they had heavy old eyes and could not see straight. (Unless you believe they literally fell asleep again.)

Jesus then left a third time and returned and said to them, “Are you still sleeping?”

Perhaps it’s possible that the men who followed Jesus so passionately kept napping during his hour of need as if they had nothing better to do, but to New Eyes it is clear that the disciples were merely agonizing the fate of Jesus … and thus had slumbering souls. It was a great thing Jesus was doing, something that he expected his followers to understand, yet instead they were fearful.

The ego was awake in them — the soul was asleep.

“This place is a dream, only a sleeper considers it real. Then death comes like dawn, and you wake up laughing at what you thought was your grief.”
– Muslim poet Rumi

When you sleep you dream, and in that time and space, it seems like reality. If you have a nightmare and are grieving in it but wake up, you may laugh as nothing actually happened. You were temporarily deceived into believing it was real.

Rumi stated that’s how it is with our reality. If you are asleep to Truth, you think the physical world is real. Things that happen in a dream seem bad at the time, but after awakening … not so much.

“A wise man, recognizing that the world is but an illusion,
does not act as if it is real, so he escapes the suffering.”
– Buddha

If you wake up from your sleep and realize your soul is having a physical dream, you no longer suffer. Our physical life is a temporary home, and any peace you achieve from the flesh is a deception.

“The life of this world is but comfort of illusion.”
– Muhammad

“Foolish dreamers live in a world of illusion.”
– Proverbs 14:18, The Message Bible

“You are from below; I am from above.
You are of this world; I am not of this world.”
– Jesus, in John 8:23

Jesus was speaking as Christ, anointed with the Holy Spirit and beyond the flesh-obsessed ego world, aware that this place is just a dream. He was above it, fully awakened.

5 thoughts

  1. Tj
    This is the most exciting , enlighting thing I have read in a while . The spirit certainly comes from you in every way .
    First , ““The distinction between past, present and future is
    only a stubbornly persistent illusion.”
    – Albert Einstein”
    I never got this totally till a few weeks ago . For myself it seems that my past, present, and future is just that …
    an ” stubbornly persistent illusion”…
    but I can honestly say … Im so grateful !!!
    It’s all getting me home . Karma , observing , Hebb’s law , (practicing ) what I preach … Shows me what I need to work on to find total perfection with God . It’s stubborn …
    but so Amazeing to experience .
    Last night we were talking about physical life stuff but handling it spiritually … When I read this …”disciples were merely agonizing the fate of Jesus … and thus had slumbering souls. It was a great thing Jesus was doing, ”
    My heart warned as I had this whoosh of warm light travel through me .
    I had been crying because my grandfather is slowly losing his memory and just things that happen at 87. This is probably one the few ego things I truly hold on to. What happens when he passes? He’s my best friend . Who will I talk to? How will I deal with it ?
    Christopher said ,” it’s time to let him go of the selfish fears and enjoy the moments I have now ”
    Again, in that moment I had “peace “. I knew it was true . When the time comes … The spiritual man my grandfather is …
    He will find his way right home . He always says ” no funerals … I want a party”
    The pain I feel with the thoughts of not having him with me physically …
    Is my pain…. He will have none . Love is allowing others to travel there path and we all stay connected on a spirit level for eternity . I think it’s time to let that go and enjoy every moment . No more “slumbering ” in my own fear and pity . Just as jesus … We all have our own “crosses to bare” and we ALL will find our way home .
    It seems as though the world is starting to see with “New Eyes ” and your book shows the pathway ( outline if u will ) of the how .
    I can’t thank u enough .

  2. I suffered and struggled with chronic, severe clinical depression since the age of three. I was unable to hold a job most of my adult life and had along the way created massive destruction in my life and among my beloved children and family members mostly based on my attempts to escape from the fear and despair which chased me. Since the age of 17 I had undergone every type of traditional psychiatric and psychological treatment including the use of multiple anti-depressants, anti-anxiety, bipolar medications all to no avail. I never got better, and I could not shake the despair which followed me throughout even the happiest events of my life. I was told by mental health professionals that I should accept my diagnosis as clinically depressed and that I would need to depend upon psychiatric medications for the rest of my life in order to simply function. When I met Steve approximately four years ago, I was at the end of my rope. Steve shared with me the concepts and teachings of New Eyes long before he had published it. Because of what I learned from Steve along with other supportive teachings and wisdom, the depression which never before left me even for a moment in 57 years began to fade at first almost imperceptibly until it evaporated altogether. Now years later, I have not had a single episode or anything near it of depression. What’s more, I am consistently, perpetually joyful and peaceful. I still marvel when every morning I awake happy to be alive when before I awoke dreading another day. What I learned through Steve’s teachings based on ancient spiritual teachers and renowned physicists such as Albert Einstein and Max Planck is there is nothing to fear. There is no reason for despair. There is not only reason for hope but also absolute reasons to embrace life. Who I am and from whence I came based on quantum physics, astute science, and the ancient teachings which all said the same, the latter before there were microscopes, telescopes and the advanced technology of today, is reason to live openly, happily, peacefully and joyfully. In New Eyes, Steve presents everything that is necessary to understand what’s inclusively true spiritually and scientifically, their non-disparity, and gives a clear opening and vision, a path to consciousness towards and understanding of the infinite possibilities available to all of us.

  3. The world we live in, and our actions, words, and deeds have consequences that echo in eternity – aka karma.

    Until we course correct those behaviors that do not serve our God, our fellow man, and ultimately ourselves, we will be given the opportunity to figure it out until we are “pefect” (see Matthew/Bible; “you must be perfect…”).

    If, motivated and activated by the Holy Spirit, we conduct ourselves with honor, dignity, respect, peace, and love, this “real world” experience would be much improved through a series of “holy instances” that would ultimately usher in Christ’s return as He would be manifest in each of us.

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