the Matrix

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the Matrix

Post by sky » Sat Nov 12, 2005 7:06 am

I heard a comment recently that made me think of the movie the Matrix. The man I was listening to stated that we live , individually in our own created holographic worlds...we create our own realities. What is real to me...is not necessarily real to you. I can see the basic side to this statement. But at the same time I have a hard time thinking of it like the movie the matrix describes our world...which is what I see this man comparing it to. Can anyone explain this in simple terms?

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Post by LoneBear » Sat Nov 12, 2005 10:02 am

Raytheonsky wrote:I heard a comment recently that made me think of the movie the Matrix. The man I was listening to stated that we live individually in our own created holographic worlds...we create our own realities.
Actually, we share a common, REAL universe, and make our own illusions about it.

We only "see" the shadows, vorlons and reflections of the real universe, colored by our system of values.
Raytheonsky wrote:What is real to me...is not necessarily real to you.
The process of seeking "truth" is finding the ways to see thru the illusions one creates, to get a better view of reality.

For example, "real" is that hydrogen and oxygen bond to form water. "Illusion" is that the Pleaideans are responsible for it happening.

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Post by LoneBear » Fri Jan 20, 2006 6:43 pm

The Matrix was on the TV a couple days ago, and I actually caught it while it was starting this time... usually, I spot it half way thru. I think this was the first time I've actually watched it end-to-end. It is an interesting film, and I can see why so many young people identify with it, being as disempowered as they are.

But I think the best comment in the film was made by Morpheus...
Morpheus wrote:There's a difference between knowing the path, and walking the path.
How so very true...!

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Re: the Matrix

Post by Starlight* » Fri Jan 20, 2006 7:22 pm

Morpheus wrote:
There's a difference between knowing the path, and walking the path.
One of the many quotes that stick.

Hey have a little faith, and patience. :wink:

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