We may say we can only believe in what can be experienced or proven, but actually we believe selectively in what can be experienced or proven as long as it is compatible with our other conceptions. We accept and use intangible abstractions of intangible times, places, and circumstances to support what we think is tangibly true, turning intangible to the tangible through our conception. Because we are only interested in our version of reality, we miss the potential opportunity to connect tangible qualities to intengible qualities through wisdom’s influence.
Thinley Norbu Rinpoche
from the book White Sail: Crossing the Waves of Ocean Mind to the Serene Continent of the Triple Gems
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