When we speak about luminous clarity, we are not really talking about light or rays of light. We are not really talking about anything terribly profound. It just means the ability to know and understand that whatever there is can appear and can be seen, heard, smelled, tasted, and understood. This quality of luminous clarity refers to the ability for things to appear and to be known. It’s not something that is a long way off. If you start looking for this knower, this luminous and clear entity, you don’t find anything. But, it’s not along way off. It’s very close. It’s directly right there. It can be meditated on in that way.
from the book Distinguishing Dharma and Dharmata, A Commentary on The Treatise of Maitreya
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