Tag Archives: perception

Waters, mirrors.

To see yourself clearly, look in a running river—not a still lake or a stormy sea.

Doors of perception.

The mind is a two-way door that takes an effort to keep shut.

Claim: ego arises between sensation and perception.

Support: an overpowering sensation dissolves ego and thought at the same time.

My, my, my.

My pain, my pleasure, my perception.

Mental calibration.

Closing-in on a sensation, feeling, or perception opens an observational distance.

“Emptiness” is not “nothingness.”

Feeling empty is a deluded perception of emptiness.

Be careful what you look for.

The eye always on the lookout for hypocrisy has looked right past the reality of appearances.

Adjacent faculties.

It would be beyond the pale of imagination for imagination to break free from perception.

Pattern recognition.

It is hard to see a forest when there aren’t any trees.

Perceptual penetration.

The first level is physical: Your glasses put things out of focus. The second level is perspectival: Your standpoint makes everything appear alien. The third level is perceptual: Your distinctions leave nothing the same.