Definitions of illusion on the Web:
    * an erroneous mental representation     * something many people
believe that is false; "they have the illusion that I am very wealthy"
* delusion: the act of deluding; deception by creating illusory ideas
* magic trick: an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers

    * An illusion is a distortion of the senses, revealing how the brain
normally organizes and interprets sensory stimulation. While illusions
distort reality, they are generally shared by most people. ...


Thanks for clarification of the sense in which persons who are
enlightened (are in a state of satori)  experience reality (or
non-reality)  - namely, as 'Maya' (illusory).

However to the more than 99.9999% of humans who do not experience
satori, 'Maya' is very, very real.

Therefore, I submit to the Zen Forum the proposition that how the very,
very few experience reality (or non-reality) is not relevant to the


--- In, <billsm...@...> wrote:
> Mayka,
> What I meant to say was that if you are living in a world of illusions
(maya) compassion is a badge of honor and something you need to
cultivate and practice.
> If you are not living in a world of illusions there is no compassion,
no honor, nothing to cultivate and nothing to practice. There is Just
> ...Bill!

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