We could say it, but that would not make it true, only a speculation - and a not particularly well founded speculation of experience.the key master wrote:We could say all experience is the movement of mind against the unmoving background of awareness.
But, in another context, the experience is of imagining one is seeing a giraffe. Any conclusions are born of a particular context to the experience, whether the event is real or not. It can be argued that dreams are not real, but the experience of the dream, in the feelings it generates, are quite palpable. So is the feeling not an experience and therefore quite real?If you see a giraffe in the distance, and it isn't actually appearing there, then clearly this giraffe is imaginary. It not only isn't real, but it isn't appearing either.
But as an experience, it is appearing within imagination. It may well feel real, and therefore in the context of a feeling experience, is quite real. A child imaging monsters in the closet may be having a mistaken perception, but is having very real emotional reactions. Again, can emotions be imaginary, when they're so inducive of experience - and does that not make the experience real?It not only isn't real, but it isn't appearing either. Its entirely imaginary.
What does 'is as real as it gets' mean? Sounds like waffling.... OTOH, in the experience, IS as real as it gets.