Appearances can be deceivingPosted: April 23, 2009 | Author: Doug | Filed under: Buddhism | 2 Comments »
After my post recently about the discriminating mind, and the emptiness of “views”, I think this video is a good example. If you haven’t watched the video before, you can see how your own mind forms impressions and ideas when you first watch this lady, and how wrong they can be.
Now apply this to all things you encounter.
The mind reflexively judges and discriminates when it encounters something (sensation, thought, etc). Sometimes, it’s right, sometimes it’s wrong. The important thing to realize is that those ideas and views have no substance. At the end of the day, they’re just views.
Namu Kanzeon Bosatsu