Tuesday, May 15, 2012

What is Real?

What I am about to tell you should have one of three reactions.  The intelligent person should give much thought to the subject, review the proof and realize that everything that Hashem does is for the good.  The not-too-informed will think "I don't buy any of this, this guy is obviously deranged and I am finished with this blog."  The middle of the road person will say "I don't know what to believe – this is crazy and goes against all human logic but I guess I need to investigate further."  Do I have your attention?

Rabbi Avigdor Miller z"tl said it best "Everything you see in front of you is only the imagination of Hashem, it is an allusion and doesn't really exist."  We are not real but only the thoughts of Hashem living out the script called the Torah.  He imagines everything and miraculously His thoughts become our reality.

Now, let me show you the proof and explain why it is so.  Watch these two 10 minute videos and then we'll talk further:
Part 1

Part 2

Since we were created in Hashem's image, we have some examples in our lives of such abilities, on a much lower scale.  Let me give you a scenario to think about.  Picture two couples that are leaving a house and going to a wedding celebration.  They get into the car and leave.  Each one of you came up with an imaginary scenario.  Since I have hundreds of people reading this blog daily, there were hundreds of visualizations pictured.  No two were alike.  Some saw the couples living in the city, some saw a suburban scene. What type of car did they use, what color, what was the seating arrangement, what were they wearing, what did they look like, what did they say, etc?  The important thing about this little exercise is we have the ability with our mind's eye to visualize situations, people and events.  What if your imagination became real?  An infinite intelligence exists that has that ability.  Hashem decided to make a world, fill it with countless wonders and bring it to life in such a way that it became reality for the players He imagined.  Why, did he do it?  See my post This Explains It All, 4 May 2012, which gives some incite of what Hashem will is for us and the world.  The players, all the wonders, the entire sequence of events that is our history and even the design of everything in the universe were created with perfection to satisfy His will and to demonstrate His wholeness.  It is all beyond our comprehension; but, we only need know that Hashem designed the Earth with love and gave it to us for our benefit – to help us.

Further information of the science discovery of a holographic universe (for those interested) can be reviewed in this write-up:       

More science to ponder:

Higgs Boson.  In the 1960's a Professor Peter Higgs proposed a theory, that as we continue to study sub-atomic particles (the smallest particles of the atomic structure), we will come across a boson particle.  What is the importance of this particle?  It will actually be a mass of real matter that gives reality to the atom (that was an over simplification of an extremely complicated concept).  Why do we need to find such a particle?  Until this very day everything we see in the makeup of matter seems to be only packets of energy and wave-like behavior.  We have never seen anything that can be called solid matter.  A separate discipline called Quantum Physics was created just to be able to study this phenomenon.  Quantum Physics provides a mathematical description of much of the dual particle-like and wave-like behavior and interactions of energy and matter.  But, without the proof of solid matter, are we left with the idea that the universe is not real but strictly measurable stuff to keep the Physicist employed – of course, it is our allusion of a universe.  Presently, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the world's largest and highest-energy particle accelerator. This 17 mile long accelerator is designed to collide opposing particle beams of either protons at up to 7 teraelectronvolts (7 TeV or 1.12 microjoules) per nucleon, or lead nuclei at an energy of 574 TeV (92.0 µJ) per nucleus (2.76 TeV per nucleon-pair).  That is as simple as I can make it (what did I say?).  In other words, they are bringing particles up close to the speed of light, 186,000 miles per hour, and smashing the particles against each other in such a way as to break down the atom into its basic components.  This is all for the purpose of trying to observe real matter; but, to date they have only verified that everything must be an allusion – they still haven't found the famous Higg's boson.  I personally think it is mind over matter – if you don't mind, it doesn't matter.

Dark Matter and Dark Energy:  In the 1930's there was a great change in the thinking of the concept of dark.  Dark was always considered a lack of light.  But, science started to view dark as having measurable energy as well as matter.  This has progressed over the decades to the point where the belief that the entire universe even what was thought of as empty space is actually full of energy and matter.  What is amazing is how it totally agrees with the concept in scriptures that "the whole world is full of His glory (Isaiah 6:3, Psalms 72:19)."  There is no place in the entire universe that the essence of Hashem cannot be experienced.  We even say a blessing everyday "Blessed are You Hashem, our G-d, King of the universe, Former of light, Creator of darkness, Maker of peace, Creator of all things."  He actually create darkness and those wonderful scientist have finally discovered it.  The Torah starts out in the first paragraph talking about how Hashem separated the light from the darkness.  Hashem is everything.  This is verified in Deuteronomy 4:35 Ain Ode Milvado "There is nothing but G-d!"
One more scientific concept "The Unification Theory,." or sometimes called "The Theory of Everything."  This concept would unify all the fundamental interactions of nature: gravitation, strong interaction, weak interaction, and electromagnetism.  Scientists have theorized that there is a commonality to all forces that they may actually be originating from a single source.  Duh, Ain Ode Milvado says it all.
There seems to be infinite proof that everything that exists is Hashem.  His infinite intelligence makes the allusion perfect and anyone who thinks they can see beyond this infinite level is delusional, so to speak.  This means that individual such as atheists are in total denial of the only life force that exists.  To think that there is an accidental free running life producing entity in this non-existent physical world is not too bright.  To believe that we can make up names like "mother nature or father time" to explain reality is beyond human ignorance.  By the way, time is also an allusion (but that is worth its own blog post).  The proof is overwhelming, even scientifically, that there is only a spiritual existence that provides a physical façade.  The purpose is well known since the Single Spiritual Existence mercifully has given us in writing, full details of everything.   The only question for each of us as individuals is "what does it mean to me and how should I be using this information to guide me though my eternity."  A loaded but valid question.  We are on our own to use the gift of this allusive world to thrive, succeed or fail.  We have been given the choice of the blessing or the curse Deuteronomy 11:26, blessing if we do His mitzvot and the curse if not.  How simple a solution to bringing happiness and everything wonderful to life.

Allusion or not, it is our reality – choose the blessing.


  1. First of all, I think you meant to write ILLUSION not allusion.
    But it is not an illusion. Tell the mother of a starving child in Africa that its just an illusion..... tell the woman who has been raped that it was just an illusion.
    Please explain more clearly what you mean.
    And if it's all an illusion, why do we bother keeping the mitzvot? Wouldn't they been an ''illusion'' as well ?

    1. Thank you for your kind words. I went back and forth on the wording and settled on allusion since Hashem uses nature to hide behind, He is considered allusive to us. There is no word illude only allude. The other thing was that illusion was used more in trickery or magic which this is not.
      Your friend Menachem (there is no illusion or allusion about that)

  2. "We are not real but only the thoughts of Hashem living out the script called the Torah. He imagines everything and miraculously His thoughts become our reality."

    How to express my overwhelming gratitude to The Creator for imagining me into this place and giving me another today! Thank you Hashem for Your Love and giving me another chance!

    This is the best blog. However, I have to remember to keep a box of kleenex nearby ;-)

    1. We deal in issues, not tissues and besides this stuff is nothing to sneeze at.
      Just be so happy that Hashem takes care of us all. All is wonderful and the future looks tremendous.