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The Purelands ...
Buddhist Tushita Heaven, where the Maitriya sits on his enlightened tush and other perfected higher realms, are mind projections of idealisations. Well that is one story ...
In another sense, experiencing the world as an outer projection of our mind filter, explains in part how samsara and nirvana are on the same shore. We might say nirvana is the cessation of projection, whilst samsara is the clinging to the shadows in Plato's cave.
As someone used to 'spirit possession' by Medicine Buddha, Wise Manjushri, Rainbow Tara and other Tantric deities, I know reality is just a consensus projection.
Is the world a reflective projection? For me it is. The things that irk or inspire are all about me. The things that calm or agitate; me again.
That does not mean we are the centre of the universe, generating its very being, as some deluded yogacara advocate. That is just projected Trump style dharma megalomania.
Solution? Ahem, maybe turn off projector and enjoy the popcorn ... ?