The things of the world exist, but only for as long as we see, feel and sense them.
There is the old philosophical question about the tree falling in the woods and the sound of the tree being heard if there was no one in the woods to hear.
Definitely, the tree makes a sound, whether or not there is anyone in the forest, because we are all here on the earth, seeing, feeling, sensing. It doesn’t matter where we are on the earth; it matters only that we are, somewhere.
The atmosphere of humans makes it all real: the forest, the tree, the listener. And that same atmosphere, in turn, makes possible the posing of silly questions such as these.
But, of course, the fact that we even need to pose questions at all illustrates how far we are from actually seeing, feeling, or sensing.
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