It is an old issue that has been debated through history. How can lies be real when they “say” something that is not. If its not, then it can not be.
On one hand some say that lies do not really exist. They “talk” about something that isn't so, therefore, they are not really real. They are an illusion.
On the other hand some may say that lies do exist. Hey, we may come across lies many times during a day or a week! They do happen. We all have been lied to at some point. So, yes, lies do exist. But then, what kind of existence do they have?
Lies are created by someone's mind. They are a thought and as thoughts, they do exist. Thoughts exist regardless of their accuracy, truthfulness or precision.
But thoughts are not all the same. Some thoughts are better than others. Better not only in an ethical term. Better because they are truer, deeper, have more light, power, …. they reveal more about reality or create a better reality.
Lies can also be very powerful creative thoughts and that is a problem. As such, they not only exist but create!
The core of the matter then is not if lies exist or not. They do. The core of the matter is that it is our thoughts that create reality and often that reality we create can be very destructive and self-destructive.
But, not everything exists in the same way. It is not a matter of: It is or it isn't. All that exist does so up to a degree. The supreme existence is that, supreme and exist fully, everything else derives its being from it and exist in degrees.
Some things exist more than other. They have more being to them.
What we create as thought forms will have different kinds of existence. This is so for many reasons. To state just two: the capacity the mind has that is producing the thought form and the contents or intention of the thought form or creation. In that sense a terrible lie can create a horrible reality and will have some degree of existence. Maybe even more than a true thought form that has been weakly produced. But because one is true and the other one isn't their intention will affect their existence and even the strong lie will eventually be discovered as a lie and thus loose its power and its being will change. While the true thought form will be linked to a higher existence: Truth, thus sharing a degree of truth and therefore “joining its being” to the better and for the better. It will have an effect, even if it takes longer to manifest. (As if timed mattered here).
That is why we have to be aware and careful of the thought forms we produce and what we say and how we live. Lies can have an expression on all those levels and create a reality on all those levels too. So, the illusion is given energy and confusion grows. (In logical consequence, illusions are real, ... to a degree). Maybe that is why we may wonder why bad things happen. Sometimes as if they sprung from no where. No, it is not bad luck.
The good side is that we can also create thought forms that are linked to the truth and therefore knowledge is given energy and light shines. Maybe that is why we may wonder why good things happen. Sometimes as if they sprung from no where. No, it is not good luck.
Both of this motions feed karma and have a direct influence on the life we live. For we do create or life (at least to a point, we are not absolute and perfect). In that life creation, in that thought creation, we may live in illusion and therefore what we are is modified, or being is changed and pointed in that direction.
If we create thought forms, if we create a life that is linked to truth we will live in light and what we are is modified, or being is changed and pointed in that direction. (The same can be said of Good, Beauty, etc.).
If thought forms have different degrees (quality) of existence, what happens with human beings that create their lives? Do some people have a greater degree of existence than others? Bottom line, what is the degree (quality) of existence we are creating for ourselves? Are we not responsible for what we are and become?
P.S. There is an old Navajo Indian good bye wish: " Walk in Beauty". May you do so, if you create that beautiful path. Think about it!