How to Understand the Boundary of Your Perception, Like aKabbalist
Why You Can Never See or Imagine Anything Outside Your ‘Black Box’
A person is like a “black box,” feeling,understanding and receiving only whatenters from outside. All of our investigations are limited by our fivesenses, and every instrument we havebuilt and will build in the future, ceasesto escape our five senses’ limits. Our five senses’ limits are merely expandedthrough these instruments.This is because we can never imaginewhat our five senses lack. Namely, whatother additional sense we need in order to perceive the true reality around us. We feel no lack for this, as we feel no lack of a sixth finger on our hands. Thatfor which we feel no lack, can never be something to which we would come to request. Therefore, all of theinvestigations of our world are only according to our five senses, and we can never begin to see, feel and understandwhat is beyond our senses. These are the limitations of our conceptions. Also, our imagination is the product our five senses, and the experiences which stem from them. We can never imagine any object or creature which does not resemble that which is familiar to us from our five senses.If I want, for example, someone to draw for me some creature from another planet, certainly he would draw itaccording to the elements which are familiar to us from our world. And if I asked you to describe something imaginaryyou would give me, without a doubt, something which is very similar to this world.
How to Understand the Boundary of Your Perception
All this exemplifies our limitations: we all live in a small world, and we are unable to feel, and therefore imagine,
anything outside of it. Moreover, since our limitations are absolute, no science or philosophy can ever help usunderstand what is beyond this world.It could be that in the same space, in other dimensions exist other creatures and worlds. We cannot feel thembecause we lack the requisite senses or “vessels” to feel them. It could be that in this other world that is vaster thanours is to be found the reason for our existence, for all of the incidences which occur to us, and the reason for our death. And we, oblivious of these causes, live without true knowledge and without a true goal, unconscious in our world.There are people in our world who do receive additional senses with which to feel the wider surrounding existence.