Do you think people can realise the ephemeral nature of existence without the experiences which contributed to your own understanding of it?
I do not like, personally, to specify what experiences contribute to my own particular awarenesses, only to draw from my overall experience.
There are, perhaps though, a few prime candidates for experiences which contributed to those particular understandings.
s I said, most people live their lives as if it's real. I believe anyone can perceive that our existence is inherently devoid of any substance, a completely ephemeral experience, but this is not possible in most situations because everything in this world is designed to attract us back to life, and to concentrate on surviving till the next day. Little time and space are left for this kind of reflection.
Observe the people around you: they are so obsessed with and concentrated in their 'own personal existences' that it's very difficult for you to even try to convince them that such 'personal existence' is just an illusion
. And I must add that in most situations even the most lucid and enlightened man will surrender to the illusion too.
That's what we both are doing right now. That's why we cannot honestly blame or censor our fellow men for their 'ignorance' in this respect.