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  1. That which considers itself the Self consists of constantly moving elements-dharmas. At each successive moment, the dharmas form a different community. These elements are divided into groups that are involved in causal processes and those that are not. The average person learns the world through perception and the creation of concepts. The mind can be divided into levels. The gross levels of the mind are involved in causal processes. The most subtle level of the mind (enlightened, free) consists of dharmas that are not involved in causal processes. The gross levels of the mind perceive the world through the lens of defilements resulting from the mind's acquired attachment to various phenomena. This creates an illusion. The concepts created by the gross levels of the mind are also illusory. When a person thinks of the word “wall, “that” wall ” in his mind will never fully correspond to any wall in reality. Concepts contain information that is limited and therefore inadequate to reality. The subtle mind perceives reality as it is, directly without distortion. The subtle mind does not create concepts. The subtle mind perceives the whole of reality, the whole principle of being reality in its entirety. Therefore, it is more correct to say that in the Buddhist tradition, not “the whole world is an illusion” (this is an extreme absolutized position of thinking that is not characteristic of Buddhism), but the world perceived by the mind with distortions due to attachments is an illusion.

  2. there are sooo many possible answers. eg. you see a dream where you are walking down a corridor. when you run into a wall, you feel pain. is pain illusory or not? or more seriously, Buddhists do not believe that the world is an illusion. it is like an illusion. for example, if you see a mirage in the form of an oasis, then as an oasis it is a mirage. but as a mirage it is not an illusion but an optical phenomenon or phenomenon.

  3. You misunderstand Buddhist ideas. The fact that the world is an ILLUSION is not confirmed anywhere. If this were true, we would arrive at a consistent solipsism.
    In Buddhism, it is rather the idea that the world IS LIKE an illusion because we often perceive it incorrectly.
    But a semblance of illusion does not negate the crooked walls of the corridor

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