The Realisation of the Absolute :
Chapter-2.The Nature of the World
(b) .The Critique of Duality - 16.
The experience of external objects depends on the strong belief that they exist.
This belief may be individual or universal. But the moment that belief is withdrawn, their reality is negatived.
Mere belief or idealization does not make a thing really existent.
All that glitters is not gold. All that appears to exist need not really exist as such.
The Goal of human aspiration is the establishment of the self in the eternal Consciousness. It is sometimes believed that we penetrate the "Real" "through" this world, and therefore the world is real.
But empirical experiences should not be taken as standards for judging the Real.
The modification effected in a thought-process in knowing Reality is identical with what is experienced after the act, i.e., the attainment of Reality.
To be continued .....