We can not form any concept of the wonder of the power of Life and what 'IT' might be. Well it is the 'Peace that passes all understanding' isn't it?
' Look, and it can't be seen. Listen, and it can't be heard.
Reach, and it can't be grasped. Above, it isn't bright.
Below, it isn't dark. Seamless, unnamable,
it returns to the realm of nothing. Form that includes all forms,
image without an image, subtle, beyond all conception.
Approach it and there is no beginning; follow it and there is no end.
You can't know it, but you can be it,at ease in your own life.
Just realize where you come from: this is the essence of wisdom' Tao te Ching 14
We have been told again and again through history that what we seek is inside of us. How can we seek inside? Simple be quiet, be still, shut up, wait, concentrate on your techniques and wait. IT (the feeling of peace) will arise in stillness and you may find the connection. Here's a hint look to your breath, it comes bringing life, when the last one expires so will we. This is the place where the infinite and the finite meet 'IN' this human body.
IT is a feeling, it is empirical knowledge not material you have the tools built in, it is standard equipment in our body. To know it you must be it or should I say about this search you need to let go of your ideas and concepts feel peace/love and live this precious gift of life fully. This is a Huge topic Ray but it is nice to see some people challenge the status quo.
[www.youtube.com] The big Electron
Trying to understand IT has not worked out well has it. But we cant help ourselves, so for me I think the answer will be, that this is simulation. The material world is a simulation, it is false/untruth/a lie/a dream/a play and The Truth/God is REAL not a simulation.
Have you seen this documentary [www.youtube.com] What we still dont know 'are we real' It has Sir Martin Rees, Max Tegmark, J H Conway, Leonard Susskind and Nick Bostram. Its a few years old but its a good doc.
Also you might like this utube vid of a public debate called 'The Nature of Reality' between Sean Carroll theoretical physicist and Alan Wallace. We do not need to be a Buddhist.
[www.youtube.com] 'The Nature of Reality'
"Neither a lofty degree of intelligence, nor imagination, nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius." Mozart Take care Malc