The physical reality is something we are fully aware of and a means of sensory indulgence for every living being. We are plugged-in to this reality for most of your wakeful time and only psychologically detach ourselves while we are in sleep or perhaps a coma. What we perceive as the physical reality is the input data from our sense of seeing, smelling, tasting, hearing and touch. For a blind man, the reality is a different entity that to a person with fully functioning senses. The same is true for a deaf person who cannot even comprehend that there is something like sound. The delight of hearing the leaves that rustle when the wind blows or the thundering waterfall and the sound of various musical instruments playing in a symphony are unbeknown to his psychological reality. If you try to tell a deaf man that the thing he is seeing in from of him is a clarinet and even make him understand that it makes some sound; yet, he would not understand what sound is in the first place and would never be able to tell the difference between the bass and the treble.
Try describing the nature and wonders of light to a blind man. No matter how many analogies you give still you will fall short of actually making any improvement in his experiential understanding. Although, he might imagine things as you describe light by giving analogies and making wild mental sketches. Do you think his imagination would come closer to what for you is a living and experiential reality? You see the light! You do not have to suppose of believe that there is something called light. The same is true when one attempts to describe those things that are not in somebody’s experiential zone. In the east, especially in India, the nature of the truth or what is called “Rta” was something not to be contemplated but to be lived by experience through various practices under a Guru. The word does not translate as master but
The syllable Gu means darkness, the syllable ru, he who dispels them,
Because of the power to dispel darkness, the guru is thus named.— Advayataraka Upanishad
Does the west need Indian historians and academics to counsel them on the Greek civilization? No. Then what makes them feel superior and try to tell India about its own past? Maybe, the need to influence society to their ends and the means is manipulation of history and culture.
India is not just a geographical entity, it is a laboratory for spiritual awaking for thousands of years. The ultimate goal of life is seen as ‘Moksha‘ or the liberation from the illusion of physical reality as is perceived through senses. There is no ‘God’ up or down sitting and judging. The law of karma holds like the law of gravity binds. The transformation of the dead culture is only possible with an unbiased and unsullied approach of the youth of this country. We do not need any of the belief systems. What we need is to revive the active interest in the basic and fundamental questions of life that would transform our being. Do not sit and read book/s; since they will not give you anything apart from imagination and misguided notions. Would you rather read a recipe book all your life or learn how to cook? Once you learn the art of cooking you do not need a recipe book. You create your own recipe…you create your own reality.
Rest not until we find it…sleep not until we make it!
Tat Tvam Asi…