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There was one time in Philosophy class when we discussed "What is Reality"? When you come right down to it, the only way we can understand Reality is by our own brain. What sensory input we get from our own singular brain. To understand the world, we must go by what we perceive from what we see, hear, smell, feel, & imagine.
So the exercise of brain function is to close your eyes & try to imagine a whole day or 2 without seeing. What do we learn about the world? It would all have to come from the sense of hearing, smelling, perceptual touch, & the brain's imagination (or interpretation).
You have to be "serious" when you do this, -- allow your adult thoughts to rule, to get all the amazing results.
One by one, mentally eliminate the other senses, Go through a whole day or two without hearing. What do we learn about the world this way?
After going thru all the sensations we normally use as our "input" that tells us about the world, we finally reach the fact that our MAIN source of knowledge is our IMAGINATION. It interprets all the sights, sounds, feels (touch), & smells, & tells you what is going on.
Then realize that if you were blind, deaf, lost your sense of smell, or touch, YOU would interpret the whole world through the power of your own imagination --- it would all be "in your own mind" --- since you had no REAL input from the "real world" -- IF it even exists!!
Then go ONE STEP FURTHER. WHAT IF the Real World DOES NOT EXIST?? Maybe the whole enormous thing, Everything that we know or think we know, --- is purely our imagination, & there is really nothing else in the whole universe, but what WE have made up? Is there really a world out there? Are there really any people out there? Or did we simply imagine that there were? Maybe the only voices or Music we hear is only in our mind, & it does not actually exist? THEN, think - do WE actually exist? Maybe we are only one huge Mind, with no body at all?
If you truly LET YOURSELF discover this final FACT, --- it is just mind-boggling. Then you think (maybe) that if you were one gigantic mind, who imagined the rest of the universe, but was alone out there, creating the universe as we thought of it, one planet after another. One world after another, one continent after another, all the trees, oceans, planets, sunshine, birds chirping etc. THEN we would be GOD. And we would realize that even if all powerful, we were ALONE. And would wish to create other beings to share this beautiful world/& universe with.
But watching things unfold, it appeared that all beings we created on a planet only lived a short time & then DIED. And it was still very lonely, to see that all of that beautiful planet was only temporary. I want them to STAY & "remember me" -- their creator.
But HOW TO DO THAT? Well, I could imagine a Resurrection from the dead, & I don't want all the evil ones to live forever, & keep on screwing up this new planet for all of us. So in the resurrection phase, ONLY THE GOOD, who pass a test, shall be born again. And that way, we will have a perfect planet, of all beautiful good things, & only share it with the best, who have tried hard to be good examples. Gee, I have just imagined HEAVEN. -- I might have to think of some extra things to add --- but Heck, I still have ETERNITY to do that.