gben wrote:Your world will contain as many objects as you need it to. First you separated yourself from the world to create yourself. Then you looked at what was left and divided it into the words of your dictionary.
This seems to be very similar to paticca-samuppada (or the dependent arising). More specifically, the arising of consciousness and the nama-rupas (names and forms) associated with it.
It is true that some people live by their dictionary... it's essentially a book of namarupas.
TheNoBSBuddhist wrote:'Your world' and 'the real world' are one and the same.
I disagree with this. Many people live in their own world.
gben wrote:Whereas thinking may spend forever clinging to one falsehood and never know it.
How true that is. What happens if the person started to think that he was the Buddha, and then keeps on clinging to it?
gben wrote:The buddha is seamlessly invisible or visible at will as is needed.
This reminds me of the Lotus Sutra, except there is something which makes it a bit different. It says that the Buddha arises when there are people who are gentle, reverent and upright, but then that he disappears when people are perverse and arrogant. (Chapter 16, "The Lifespan of Tathagata.")
In any case, welcome to the forum GBen and please stick around.