How do We Perceive the Picture of the World


What makes us happy and unhappy is not what objects really are but what we turn them into through perception (Arthur Schopenhauer).

My Response: Naturally. Any object already exists in me from the beginning, and it is me who turns it into something else. Otherwise, there is nothing to say about it.

If I am talking about something or someone, then I am expressing my perception, and therefore, this thing already exists in me. In what form it exists, that is what I am talking about. How else? What can I talk about if I do not perceive?

Question: But, as they say, a thousand people, a thousand opinions. How do they find a common language? Why does everyone perceive something the same and something differently?

Answer: Everyone is within himself, based on his qualities.

Comment: Suppose everyone perceives a table, a chair, some kind of environment the same way…

My Response: It is also not the same because we cannot compare. We just agree that it is the same.

Let’s say we say: “chair, table,” I agree that this causes the same perception in me and in you but in no case does it say what kind of object it is, only how it is perceived in us.

Comment: In principle, everyone perceives in their own way, and moreover, we cannot compare such nuances—how sour it is for me and for him. It turns out that people have in fact “agreed” on the picture of the world: this is how we perceive it.

My Response: Yes, because they originally exist according to some common similarity. There is a certain set of qualities in human perception, and therefore, they can agree.
From KabTV’s “Kabbalah Express” 4/29/22

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