Things do exist as they are, but we tend to see our version of them as they are, rather than things as they really are. That makes everything that we see projections. But one doesn’t have to make a definite and absolute reassurance of that necessarily at all. You just go along with situations, go along dealing with them. If you are going too far, they’ll shake you. They’ll beat you to death if you’re going too far. If you’re going well, if you are balanced, they will present hospitality and openness luxuriously to you.
from the book Transcending Madness: The Experience of the Six Bardos
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Further quotes from the book Transcending Madness:
- Failing to see what is
- The possibility of being generous
- The ordinary of the ordinary
- The end of ambition