When we watch a television program, we have no trouble identifying places, persons, animals, mountains, and so on. Through becoming involved with the program, we identify with what we are seeing and begin to feel an emotional response. Actually what we are looking at are not places, persons, animals, or mountains, but points of light on a tube in a little box. The confusion that is necessary to enjoy a television program is similar to bewilderment or ignorance, where the very vividness or intensity of the images of the mind’s lucidity overpowers the mind.
from the book A Song for the King: Saraha on Mahamudra Meditation
translated by Peter O'Hearn
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Further quotes from the book A Song for the King:
- We have never looked into our mind
- Overpowering images of the mind’s lucidity
- Turning poison into healing water
- Just appearances within the mind
- Progress in the practice