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Appearances

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appearances: T. nang wa. Literally, ‘lighting upPhenomena . Every thing we perceive in the World, beings, situations - are projections of the Mind and in essence no other than the expanse of pure awareness. All appearances (Mental and sensory phenomena) arise from a single source clear of the Mind - its dynamic Power. Manifestation derives from the same root as mani.

appearances: T. nang wa. Literally, ‘lighting upPhenomena.

Every thing we perceive in the world, beings, situations - are projections of the mind and in essence no other than the expanse of pure awareness. All appearances (mental and sensory phenomena) arise from a single source clear of the mind - its dynamic power. Manifestation derives from the same root as mani.

Ignorance and attachment of the real situation support the foment of dualistic views, the intertia of karmic obscurations and negative habit patterns; appearances, including the perceiver are viewed dualistically and not recognized for what they are.

Pure appearances are an expression of the dynamics of primordial wisdom: undisturbed by the obscuring operations of duality and world- forming karmas.


Appearances (snang ba) : the world of outer phenomena. Although these phenomena seems to have a true reality, their ultimate nature is emptiness. The gradual transformation of our way to perceive and understand these phenomena correspond to the various levels of the path to enlightenment.

Ignorance and Attachment of the real situation support the foment of dualistic views, the intertia of karmic obscurations and negative habit patterns; appearances, including the perceiver are viewed dualistically and not recognized for what they are. Pure appearances are an expression of the dynamics of primordial Wisdom: undisturbed by the obscuring operations of duality and World-forming karmas.