We take appearances to be reality

Now you see it, now you don’t. A slight of hand card trick. Reality is like that. Now you see it. Now you don’t, because it was never there! When we investigate our appearances, they become fuzzier. We lose our certainty that they are real. We take appearances to be reality. But they are not. They are only approximations, like the finger pointing at the moon is not the moon. Just stopping to wonder if appearances are reality is awesome. It begins to shake our confidence in a solid world out there, independent of the observer. Quantum physics has come to this realization over a hundred years ago. The Buddha came to this realization over 2,500 years ago!