Converging Wisdom: Buddhism, Islam and Neuroscience

A group of people has been chained at the bottom of a cave from the time they gained consciousness. They face a wall, on which they see shadows cast by the fire behind them. For them, these shadows constitute reality. Eventually, one of them manages to escape the cave and discovers the light of the sun shining on the world outside. She feels confused at this unfamiliar visual onslaught, but then she…