The best example to explain this reality are dreams. A person can
experience very realistic events in his dream. He can roll down the stairs and break his
leg, have a serious car accident, get stuck under a bus, or eat a cake and be satiated.
Similar events to those experienced in our daily lives are also experienced in dreams with
the same persuasiveness and rousing the same feelings in us.
A person who dreams that he is knocked down by a bus can open his eyes
in a hospital again in his dream and understand that he is disabled, but this all would be
a dream. He can also dream that he dies in a car crash, angels of death take his soul, and
his life in the hereafter begins. (This event is experienced in the same manner in this
life, which is a perception just like the dream.)
This person very sharply perceives the images, sounds, feeling of
hardness, light, colours, and all other feelings pertaining to the event he experiences in
his dream. The perceptions he perceives in his dream are as natural as the ones in
"real" life. The cake he eats in his dream satiates him although it is a mere
perception, because being satiated is also a perception.
However, in reality, this person is lying in his bed at that moment.
There are no stairs, no traffic, no buses to consider. The dreaming person experiences and
sees perceptions and feelings that do not exist in the external world. The fact that in
our dreams, we experience, see, and feel events with no physical correlates in the
"external world" very clearly reveals that the "external world"
absolutely consists of mere perceptions.
Those who believe in the materialist philosophy, and particularly the
Marxists, are enraged when they are told about this reality, the essence of matter. They
quote examples from the superficial reasoning of Marx, Engels, or Lenin and make emotional
declarations. However, these persons can also make these declarations in their dreams. In
their dream, they can also read Das Kapital, participate in meetings, fight with the
police, get hit on the head, and feel the pain of their wounds. When they are asked in
their dreams, they will think that what they experience in their dreams also consists of
"absolute matter"-just as they assume the things they see when they are awake
are "absolute matter". However, be it in their dream or in their daily lives,
all that is seen, experienced, or felt consists only of perceptions.