When you look out of the
window, you think that you see an image with your eyes, as this
is the way that you have been taught to think. However, in reality
this is not how it works, because you do not see the world with
your eyes. You see the image created in your brains. This is not
a prediction, nor a philosophical speculation, but the scientific
This concept can be better understood when we realize
how the visual system operates. The eye is responsible for transforming
light into an electric signal by means of the cells in the retina.
This electrical signal reaches the sight center in the brain. The
signals create the vision you see when you look out of the window.
In other words, the sights you see are created in your brain. You
see the image in your brain, not the view outside the window. For
example, in the picture shown on the right hand side, the light
reaches the eyes of the person from outside. This light passes to
the small sight center located at the back of the brain after the
cells in the eyes transform it into electrical signals. It is these
electrical signals which form the picture in the brain. In reality
when we open the brain, we wouldn't be able to see any image. However,
some kind of consciousness in the mind receives electrical signals
in the form of an image. The brain perceives electrical signals
in the form of an image, yet it has no eye, eye cells, or retina.
So, to whom does the consciousness in the brain belong?
Someone who looks out the window at
the scenery does not actually view an image which is
outside of him, but rather the image that belongs to
the scenery in his brain.
Light that reaches one's eye is converted
into electric signals by the cells in the eye and transmitted
to the visual center at the back of the brain. "A consciousness"
within our brain receives the electric signals that
enter the brain, and perceives them as scenery.
The same question can be asked about the book you are
reading now. The light coming to your eyes is converted into electrical
signals and reaches your brain, where the view of the book is created.
In other words, the book you are reading right now is not outside
you, it is actually inside you, in the sight center in the back
of your brain. Since you feel the hardness of the book with your
hands, you might think that the book is outside you. However, this
feeling of hardness also originates in the brain. The nerves on
your fingertips transmit electrical information to the touch center
in your brain. And when you touch the book, you feel the hardness
and intensity of it, the slipperiness of the pages, the texture
of the cover and the sharpness of the edge of the pages, all within
In reality however, you can never touch the real nature
of the book. Even though you think that you're touching the book,
it is your brain that perceives the tactile sensations. In addition,
you do not even know if this book exists as a material thing outside
of your brain. You merely interpret the image of the book within
your brain. However, you should not be tricked by the fact that
a writer wrote this book, the pages were designed by a computer
and printed by a publisher. The things that will be explained in
due course will show you that the people, computers and the publishers
in every stages of the production of this book are only visions
that appear in your brain, and you will never know whether or not
they exist outside of your brain.
YOU CAN NEVER TOUCH THE ORIGINAL OF
We can therefore conclude that everything we see, touch
and hear merely exists in our brains. This is a scientific truth,
proven with scientific evidence. The significant point is the answer
to the question asked above, which this scientific truth has led
us to ask; who is it that has no eye, but watches sights through
a window in our brains and enjoys or becomes anxious from these
sights? This will be explained in the following pages.