Perception is almost entirely a matter of projection.

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Scott wrote: ‚ÜĎApril 25th, 2021, 11:25 pm Humans may not even exist, let alone human ears and human eyes.
Yes, OK, I unconditionally agree, but I thought the Objective Reality stuff could be avoided here. I actually love to discuss the illusory nonsense of Objectivism, but I thought this topic would not benefit from its introduction. Nevertheless, in response to your text, above: I assert that Objective Reality exists and that I am all or part of it. This is the only Objective Knowledge that a human can knowingly possess.

But I really think we should return to perception and projection, as your topic title requests. ūüėČ
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Understood, reality does exist. I say in conclusion it has to, only because cause it’s impossible to know of
nonexistence. The perception is the projection from the Sun/light/waves/form all. The perspective is from your eyes/ears/body/waves that draw in the sun/light/waves. This is best understood by any video camera, as a result we are inside of it.
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The apparent reality is determined by biological consciousness because of the given constitution of said biology, that does not mean that what you perceive is actually what is. There is a difference between apparent reality and ultimate reality, ultimate reality is a place of no things.
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Looking back on this topic, I am also reminded of these quotes from my book, In It Together:

In It Together (page 99) wrote:It takes two to tango, and for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. When you fight the primitive flesh, it fights back.
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In It Together (page 120) wrote:Spiritual imprisonment or spiritual slavery is a self-fulfilling illusion. Fighting a needless fight is a self-fulfilling illusion. As you needlessly fight the world with resentment and nonacceptance, the world fights back. If you believe you have to eat just because you are hungry, you will eat when you are hungry. If you believe you have to obey fear, you will.
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In It Together (page 134) wrote:This dreamy world may be but a mirror. If you look in it with hateful eyes, hateful eyes will hate you back.

I am not a Christian, nor religious at all, but I am inspired deeply by Jesus's words as recorded in the Christian Bible. it is interesting--and not really a coincidence--that there are parallels between the above concepts and this quote of Jesus:

"Do not judge, or you will be judged. For with the same judgment you pronounce, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you."
(Matthew 7:1)


These ideas are also explored in my forum topic, To have hate in your heart at all is to be in hell.
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I agree, perception is projection, and I really think people only see what they like. In the general sense of the world we find ourselves on a planet that is slowly falling apart for this exact same reason. People only see what they want to see, they act in a way that, based on their perception, is correct. This only ends up damaging the world we live in. In summary: we’re all selfish.
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The apparent reality is determined by biological consciousness because of the given constitution of said biology, that does not mean that what you perceive is actually what is. There is a difference between apparent reality and ultimate reality, ultimate reality is a place of no things.
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A fun example of the fact that perception is mostly (if not fully) projection is this hilarious skit from Key & Peele:




:lol: :lol: :lol:
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