Maybe something like Marco Tempest, who uses illusion to reveal truth. In this TED talk, he speaks the truth about self-deception.
“The brain is very good at forgetting. Bad experiences are quickly forgotten. Bad experiences quickly disappear. Which is why in this vast and lonely cosmos, we are so wonderfully optimistic. Our self-deception becomes a positive illusion. Why movies are able to take us onto extraordinary adventures. Why we believe Romeo when he says he loves Juliet. And why single notes of music when played together become a sonata and conjure up meaning.” [Transcript by J.P.]
If meaning is illusion and paradoxically a revealer of truth, have we not reached the limits of language to reveal reality? Have we not seen the union of truth and falsehood? And is not the experience of art and magic also so incredibly beautiful, as melodious as a sonata and as live-sustaining as falling in love?
This, and nothing far more sinister or sublime, is what a non-dual realization is all about. Forget for a minute what you might have read about deep dreamless sleep and esoteric Buddhist doctrine. Just revel in the magic show of ordinary experience and shed the illusion that you can capture it in any notion of The True, The Good, or The Beautiful. That is the only way to see how they are united.
An amazing techno-illusion by Marco Tempest:
Hat tip: Janet Callaway
Photo Credit: TED