The universe might be nothing more than a grand illusion. It might have been the play of a god, who desired multiplicity and confusion instead of stable oneness. In that case, it could be said that our true identity is to be divine. The ego might just be illusory, in the sense that it is not seen how the ego is generated. What is the cause of this tiny ego in this mighty world? The answer might be complex.
Most people are oblivious to the truth. If anything, they are caught in a cycle of illustrious dependency on the modern world, which is a tyranny in disguise. The one common element all tyrannies have in common is the strict denial of truth. So they are caught in a trap they can never escape, for to escape they would have to have the necessary information and knowledge to do so. As they remain ignorant, they can never escape it.
The truth might be stranger than any fiction. What lies beyond the ego? Can the soul exist without the body? Are we truly dependent on this that philosophers call “matter”? Or is it rather like a magic show lasting a few days? There are a few that goes beyond this illusory universe, and, like Prometheus, brings fire down to the people. But they are rarely thanked by the great masses for doing so.
That they are not even open to considering an alternative Weltanschauung shows the extend of their dependency on lies and misinformation. Instead of openly debating what might be truthful if considered, these discussions have been banned by the empire. Civilization might be benevolent only for those who are unwilling to consider what others find easily. Is there something which the modern world miss? Perhaps they are unwilling even to consider this fact, and in most likelihood they are. This is the vicious cycle of dependency that modern society creates in individuals.
Others have contemplated things that are banned by this empire or civilization. We would tell others of these things, if only they cared to listen, but they don’t. There are some who are punished for speaking out. We have seen the immaterial nature of the soul, and have gone beyond this world, but what does it matter, if the rest of civilization ignores our truth? So we are alone in our quest for truth. We have shed the cycle of dependency. And for that we are punished by those who would establish this relationship.
I can show you otherworldly things. You have only to ask me to do so. I can take you to hidden places, far away from this civilization, places where few ever ventures. You need only the courage to break the chains that bind you. And if you do so, you will be changed forever. You can no longer go back to believing the silly lies told by this empire. There is something waiting out there, beyond the borders of the safe. I will take you there.