Schrodinger, Erwin - Mind and Matter - What is Reality
Type of Spiritual Experience
We do not see ‘Reality’.
We tend to believe that the universe we see around us is ‘substantial’ that it is ‘real’, what we see, hear or touch or smell or taste is what exists, but we need to remember that we perceive the world around us using only 5 senses and the inputs are then processed by functions that have been designed to provide us with a view that suits the ‘objective’ that ‘Nature’ had planned for us.
We have been designed to operate in what amounts to a world teeming with sensory input. The amount of input available is so enormous; we would not be able to operate unless it was in some ways filtered and filtered it is – quite considerably.
I have added a link to wisdom, as this observation helps to show the difference between 'knowledge' and wisdom.
A description of the experience
Erwin Schrödinger – Mind and Matter
The world extended in time and space is but our representation.............
The observer’s colourful impression of the phenomenon vouchsafes not the slightest due to its physical nature ………If we say that instruments may be better at telling us what is, that too is untrue because we make the instruments and read the information from them.
So we come back to this strange state of affairs. While the direct sensual perception of the phenomenon tells us nothing as to its objective physical nature and has to be discarded from the outset as a source of information, yet the theoretical picture we obtain eventually rests entirely on a complicated array of various information, all obtained by direct sensual perception. It resides upon them, it is pieced together from them, yet it cannot really be said to contain them.