Can you trust what your eyes see to be real?

........last updated 19th October 2011 can you see that?

It's a cube, isn't it?
Or is it just a flat drawing of some lines?
Would you recognize it as a cube if you had never seen a cube,
or if you had never seen a drawing of a cube?

Is the shape inside a square or curved, which way does the books face - toward or away?


Up or down?

Can you find the other 4 wolves in the rocky cliffs?


LOOK at the camels first and then read the message below.

This is a picture taken from directly above these camels in the desert at sunset. It is considered to be one of the best pictures of the year.
When you look closely, you can see that the camels are the little white lines in the picture.
The black images you see are just the shadows!

Sometimes, our "problems" seem to be as big as the shadows...but they are little. Have a lovely day!

What do you see here?
(one face or two, the sax player or girls face, eskimo or American Indian?)

Glass or two faces?

Old hag or young lady?

Rabbit or duck?

............don't go much on your one, bit of a dog !!!!!

Discharging gaseous flames...........

Folk music or old folk???


no need to make an ass of one's self

Did you see Baby Feet.....honestly????

This is a landscape in Burma

What's so special about this?

•         This is a picture of a rock formation near a lake in Burma .
The photo can only be taken on a specific day once a year when the sun rays touch the rocks at a certain angle.

offering pranams - namaskaragalu - very pious place Burma

down under

Street art

walking on water - saintly feline


What do you Good or Evil?



om ganga ganapataye namah

Are the horizontal lines parallel or do they slope?


Love & Hate

.....the dualities of this world - accepting and rejecting.......sankalpa vikalpa

face or writing???? (Liar - that's what is says....)

........reflection or skull

so how many people can you see?


Point to the Black dots



standing on a hillside




Table for two..........or skullduggery

let's face it.............

with faces

Mother Nature

can you see the light???
or is you vision tainted?

blowing smoke through a blonde's ears



pile of rubbish or.........



and from Cambridge University UK.

Olny srmat poelpe can raed tihs.  I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty  uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig  to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm.   Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt! if you can raed tihs psas it on!!

Some Zen 4 U - who breakes whom???

Which soldier is taller?

are you sure?

Can you find the 13 hidden faces?


that's one way of looking at it.....and there's another

can you see the baby???

how many deer can you see??? one or two?

The instruction manual from Hell:


Here's a whole load more that someone sent us - check them out !!!

What does the sign say?

Read it again, are you sure?

Time flies like an arrow

Fruit flies like a banana
Groucho Marx


Look at the chart below and say the COLOUR of the word, not the word itself.

Why is it so difficult? Because the right half of your brain
is trying to say the color, while the left side of your brain
is trying to say the word.











................bearly visible born with dummy ???? imagine going to the bathroom in the night, opening the door and seeing the artwork on the floor.
You'd never let this budding artist stay the night again





perception of distance..........


the gateway to Bagdad City

Printer of paper

New printer paper...

… or should that be paper printer?'s a new order of Nuns

...............sorry I couldn't resist that !!!!

Kissing Fish

This is the Illusion that speaks volumes about you

You saw a couple in an intimate pose, right?

Interestingly, research has shown that young children cannot identify the intimate couple because they do not have prior memory associated with such a scenario.

What they WILL see, however, is the nine dolphins in the picture!

......doing the shore line


MEGAFLICKS - your one stop movie shop

The Frog & not an English pub.......

long dog

'ere catch this rock

flying from rooftop to rooftop.............

is that what they mean ???

the irony of so-called Freedom (monument to William Wallace - "Braveheart")



you will be preparing for the final


Happy Birthday Curt

Lego Click Brick

How many visitors since yesterday...


Atmavan manyate jagad....not flaming likely !!!!!

The Right Brain vs Left Brain test … do you see the dancer turning clockwise or anti-clockwise?

You have to click through on the link above to see it. Please do so before continuing to read.

To me at first it was clearly going clockwise. I had my wife come over and look at it and she saw it going counterclockwise. She was very skeptical it could be perceived as being any other way.

She asked what that meant. As I was reading the list to her, a very left brain activity, to my surprise I saw out of the corner of my eye that the dancer had changed direction. It stayed that way until I started to surmise how the thing works and bingo! it starting going clockwise again.

My wife’s niece is visiting and she also saw it change direction. Eventually so did my wife.

This is a very clear proof that consciousness colors perception.

For another perspective on this:

Bring on the dancing girl

See "What this dancer says about you" on

Now check out this page and notice that you can actually change the way that they spin, clock-wise or anti-clockwise.

Now ponder this, how by seeing things differently as a Krishna conscious devotee, the same world can be seen differently. Prabhupad would use the example of a surgical scalple in the hands of a trained doctor could do the greatest good in saving someone's life, but the same knife in the hands of a maniac do do the opposite and take someone's life. Similary the world that we live in can be the sourse of enlightenment for the Krishna conscious devotee, or the source of degradation for the selfish mundaner, it is the same world, only the seer sees things differently.

....... of course the ultimate and most obvious to some is the paradigm twist that is the nature of this world, where what is real seems illusive and what is illusory is readily accepted by the mass of the population as real.

As in the picture below it is sometimes represented as an upside down Banyan tree where the roots are seen to appear to grow upwards or the branches downwards, it spreads far and wide and no-one knows where the beginning or the end of the tree is, it appears as though one tree and appears to be the canopy for which all others are sustained and rests. Some aspects of the tree can be seen by some due to their different modes, while others freed from the imposing blinkers of the material modes can see the tree as it is.

How to see the tree depends on the vision of the seer, where to focus one's vision for instance that depends upon one's nature, you can try it here.


One thing that one needs to be extremely careful with here is not to merely get caught up with the functioning of the dancer or the functioning detail of the what is going on in the world, or the actual incision in the cutting of the knife. Action is the end result of motive and intent of a particular nature. That means that due to the consciousness of "the doer", whether they are in spiritual consciousness understanding themselves as spiritual beings possessing a body and temporarily living in the material world, or that they think they are that body and the various possessions and extensions of it in the world, they see accordingly.

From our perception of who we are; ie Ego or False-ego we generate our building blocks of perception.

With discriminative intelligence we accept certain things and reject other things, according to those choices that the mind has perceived and enacted out with inner vision on the mental platform or stage, visualizing, thinking, feeling, and willing things to be so. The active senses then attempt to execute those ideas into external reality from the images of the mind. Those things which we associate with mostly in the mind when repeated will in due course come to fruition.

Association is of most vital importance, as is freedom of choice to choose. As we repeatedly choose to do something or other we are known by others as possing a certain character. "A man is known by the company he keeps" (saying) That association influences the choices we make.
If we associate with Guru, Scripture(s) and saintly devotees, we will make spiritual choices.
If we associate with drunkards, lusty persons, merciless or greedy persons we'd make more material choices.
That character is based on the conscious choices that we made based on our developed nature as shown herein.
How we see the world then is based upon this development.

The matrix of Reality and Illusion exist side by side. Both can be experienced and "touched" as tangible reality.

Sometimes the material world is also philosophically represented symbolically as an tree reflected in water. The tree is itself real, just as there is a place where plesure exists that doesn't accrue painful karmas or klesha sufferings, but the material world is a reflection of that original spiritual realm - bimba pratibimba bhav. The tree reflected in the water is real, that there is no doubt, but to try to enjoy it in the water is an illusion and will only bring frustration, anger and bewilderment.

As stated in Brahma samhita chapter 5 verses 56-57

çriyaù käntä käntaù parama-puruñaù kalpa-taravo
drumä bhümiç cintämaëi-gaëa-mayé toyam amåtam
kathä gänaà näöyaà gamanam api vaàçé priya-sakhé
cid-änandaà jyotiù param api tad äsvädyam api ca

sa yatra kñérabdhiù sravati surabhibhyaç ca su-mahän
nimeçärdhäkhyo vä vrajati na hi yaträpi samayaù
bhaje çvetadvépaà tam aham iha golokam iti yaà
vidantas te santaù kñiti-virala-cäräù katipaye

 "I worship that transcendental realm known as çvetadvépa, where as loving consorts the Laksmis in their unalloyed spiritual essence practice the amorous service of the Supreme Lord, Krishna, as their only lover, where every tree is a transcendental purpose tree, where the soil is made of purpose gems, where the water is nectar, where every word is a song and every step a dance, where the flute is the favorite attendant, where effulgence is full of transcendental bliss, and the supreme spiritual entities are all enjoyable and tasty, where numberless milk cows always emit transcendental oceans of milk, and where there is eternal existence of transcendental time, which is ever present and without past or future and hence not subject to passing away even for the space of half a moment.  That realm is known as Goloka only to a very few self-realized souls in this world."

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See a picture of the Banyan tree in Calcutta (Kolkata) India that is reputed to be the world's largest

BIGGEST OF THEM ALL: The biggest Banyan tree in the country is in the Indian Botanic Garden, Howrah, in West Bengal .The tree is now 232+ years old (2004) and looks more like a mini forest than a single tree. This, tree has spread over 22165-sq. m area with several branches and more than 2800 prop roots. The average girth of some of the prop roots ranges from 20-260 cm. It has even occupied a place in the Guinness Book of World Record in 1985.

The tree grows numerous aerial roots, roots which grow downwards from the tree much like branches. Once these reach the ground , they in turn take root on the earth , sending out more branches and roots in turn. This way one tree can spread itself out so far and wide covering a large area.

Funny paradigms:

 One day, while a woodcutter was cutting a branch of a tree  above a river, his axe fell into the river.  When he cried out, God appeared and asked, "Why are you crying?"  The woodcutter replied that his axe has fallen into water. God went down into the water and reappeared with a golden axe.

 "Is this your axe?" God asked.

 The woodcutter replied, "No."

 God again went down and came up with a silver axe. "Is this your axe?" God asked.

 Again, the woodcutter replied, "No."

 God went down again and came up with an iron axe.

 "Is this your axe?" God asked.

 The woodcutter replied, "Yes."

 God was pleased with the man's honesty and gave him three  axes to keep, and the woodcutter went home happily.

 One day while he was walking with his wife along the riverbank, the woodcutter's wife fell into the river. When he cried out, God appeared and asked him, "Why are you crying?"

 "Oh Lord, my wife has fallen into the water."

 God went down into the water and came up with Jennifer Lopez.

 "Is this your wife?" God asked.

 "Yes," replied the woodcutter.

 God was furious. "You cheat!  That is an untruth," God scolded. The woodcutter replied, "Oh, forgive me my Lord.  It is a misunderstanding. You see, if I said 'no' to Jennifer Lopez, you will come up with Catherine Zeta Jones.  Then if I also say 'no' to her, You will thirdly come up with my wife, and I will say 'yes,' and then all three will be given to me. But Lord, I am a poor man and I will not be able to take care of all three wives, so that's why I said 'yes' this time."

Thanks, LaVonne

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