This religion believes that the world is cloaked in illusion, and is in fact made of illusion. Throughout a person’s lifetime, the vast majority of their actions will bear little to no effect on the true fabric of reality. At some point in their life, however, each person is able to do one thing that will affect the universe, referred to as Komash, or the Instant off Truth. Monists believe that even though they have no way of knowing when this moment is, what they will be required to do, or even if it has already passed, they must ready themselves to be able to do what is necessary when the time comes. Every person’s Komash is different, and there’s no way to tell which of their actions is most important. many of the Monist teachings speak of people who were deceived by the illusion of the world into believing they knew what their moment of Komash would be.
The Parable of Kalaza is about a mgihty warrior, a Dragonborn soldier who trained all his life in the arts of battle. he grew unbeatable in battle, and arrogant in his power. With the might at his disposal, he grew arrogant and cold-hearted. During a great battle, kalaza sought out the enemy general and challenged him to single combat. His foe accepted, and their duel lasted from dawn to dusk. As the sun slid below the horizon, Kalaza knocked his foe to the ground, and drew back his blade to slay his defeated foe. Something stayed his hand, however, and he instead raised his opponent to his fear, heaped honors upon him, and took him as his son. Years later, as Kalaza lay dying, he swore that the most important act in his life was not in achieving his mastery of arms, but instead forgoing victory in order to save the man who went on to form the First Korannon Empire.