Re: the world is an illusion, but its real enough
I can not explain that. I've always been felt that existence of something is impossible, before reading any scripture. Cause being one can not have power to multiply or divide itself. It's impossible. On what basis it would be divided when there is only the cause itself. If we said by imagination, then also it would be irrational as the imagination also can come under the frame of cause only. So there is neither world (effect) nor an imagination of world (cause of effect).
Originally Posted by devotee
May be MANDUKYA karika has references about this
Everything is absolute flawless.
Shuka says to Parikshita:
" You yourself are That Brahman. You alone are that Supreme Absolute abode .. Seeing this cautiously you should fix your self in that undivided Atma " ( Bhagavata purana 12.5.11 )