There are many claims of Eastern Religion gurus on the Internet. Reality is an illusion, they say. I can sit without a shirt in a room with a 35 degree temperature for a few minutes, they say (and do).

But, if reality really is an illusion, these same gurus should be able to sit in a room that is 3,000 degreees below zero without freezing solid in a few minutes–and dying. Why is it, if reality is an illusion, that they never do this simple thing?

It is because their perception of reality is false. In the movie THE MATRIX, Neo jumps off a skyscraper and bounces on the imaginary pavement. I want to see a guru do this and survive. I want to see a guru walk on water, restore eyesight to the blind, and come back from the dead after dying.

To Eastern gurus who claim that reality is an illusion: it is time to prove it, or stop making the claim that reality is an illusion, is it not?

–Curtis Smale