Perception of the World
(Baal HaSulam, “Preface to the Book of Zohar,” item 34)
With our sense of sight we see a great world before us,
And all its wondrous filling.
But in fact, we do not see all that
Except in our own interior.
There is a sort of a photographic machine in our hindbrain
That portrays everything that appears to us,
And nothing outside of us.