The unreal never is: the Real never is not.
This truth indeed has been seen by those who can see the true.

 The Bhagavad Gita as translated by E.V. Rieu, was the second Book to seriously grab my attention.

 It inspired me to the extent that I wrote to the translator and asked advice on how to proceed in my attempts to develop my awareness. He kindly wrote back with the advice that like a cup of tea freshly poured, I should wait and let it settle before drinking. Good advice.

The quote at the top of this page inspired me to keep going. It made complete sense to me. The question is: how to distinguish the real from the unreal?

I remember an experiment I tried at this time: I was determined not to speak unless it was something really worth saying. Of course, common politeness and every day courtesies excluded. To my surprise, I discovered there was almost nothing really worth saying. Try it yourself. But first, I recommend reading the books mentioned so far, i.e. the Bhagavad Gita and the Tao Te Ching. It is amazing how many of the same ideas are paralleled in each book.