What can be detected by our five senses, including the people we meet and the surroundings we are living in, all indeed seem very real. They are like what we experience in a dream, which is also vivid to us. When we have a dream at night, we still have a strong attachment to our surroundings. We cannot deny the existence of our dream when we are in the dream. However, when we wake up from the dream, we suddenly realize that the dream and everything in it were unreal. Therefore, we have to accept that all material objects manifest in different forms if we look at them in different ways. What we see in this world depends on the structure of our eyes. The world would look different if we had different eye structures.
[Excerpt from Luminous Wisdom Book Series ~ The Illusory World]