Humans are immersed in illusions. We are delude by our sense of individuality. We believe that we have an identify. Our mind create the whole picture. The physical body is just one aspect. None of us can separate what we view as our self from the overall picture. The mind’s manifestation has a totality that cannot be separate The moment we see the environment or a person, we habitually define the occurrence. Thus, the reality is distorted. Reality is not what we see with our eyes. “I will believe it when I see it” is part of the constant illusion in which we live. Actually, we see only our habitual thoughts and definitions. We never see reality for what it is.
by Zen Master Miao Tsan