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What is the difference between real freedom and the illusion freedom?

  1. platinumOwl4 profile image75
    platinumOwl4posted 4 years ago

    What is the difference between real freedom and  the illusion freedom?

    Many people are under the false impression they they are free, without know the true meaning of Freedom

  2. Sri T profile image79
    Sri Tposted 4 years ago

    Real freedom is the understanding that the only bondage is in one's own thinking. Freedom is real when there are no thoughts. When there are no thoughts, all entanglements disappear. This is the Zen approach. Not thinking about anything means no-mind. The illusion of freedom is when there are still thoughts about freedom. That cannot be true freedom because of the concepts. Only nothingness is true freedom. If there is nothing, where is the bondage?

    1. platinumOwl4 profile image75
      platinumOwl4posted 15 months agoin reply to this

      This sound a great deal similar to one of the Beatles member song: Imagine.
      Thank you for your gracious comment

  3. Darrell Roberts profile image70
    Darrell Robertsposted 3 years ago

    Hi Friend,

    This is a tough question.

    Freedom s the ability to do as one pleases without meeting resistance, that is my definition. 

    Real freedom is knowing that "freedom is an illusion".  Here let me elaborate.

    I want to walk outside naked (not really it is cold today), but the law may have a different idea, and throw me in jail for indecent exposure.  I want to fly, but the law of gravity has a different set of rules that prevents me from doing that as well. 

    The one freedom that I do know of is freedom of thought.  Anyone could think about what ever they want and as long as it is internal there is no one to check their thoughts.  All physical activities in this world have some limitation, that is the truth and an absolute fact.

    According to the Vedic teaching there are three primary factors that limit us as humans, 1) ourselves, 2) Other living beings 3) Forces beyond our control, Nature or God. 

    The teaching also teach to have freedom in the material world, you have to control the senses by engaging the mind on constant meditation on the supreme.  One also has to control the senses and the mind, and engage in spiritual activities that will help to reduce one's desires.

    Chanting the maha mantra also is recommended "Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare." This is the great chant to liberate the mind and cleanse ones heart of materialistic attachments that bond us in this world.

    I hope this helps,
    Best wishes


  4. stas karimov profile image60
    stas karimovposted 16 months ago

    God is free because God wants nothing but love and justice. If you want (!) to receive a pleasure you will be a slave of the pleasure. It is very hard to have pleasure and not to be a slave of it! There is only one right way. On this subject I can write a book if you're agree to sell this book on Amazon.

    1. platinumOwl4 profile image75
      platinumOwl4posted 15 months agoin reply to this

      Please read comment above it was nearly my exact thought.