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Book: The Buddha's Path of Peace

Chapter: 13. Right Understanding: The Mirror Model

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.39412


We are now beginning to discover through meditation what we might provisionally describe as the effervescent arising and passing away of the experience that constitutes ‘my world’. We have also noted that at a deeper level these arisings are nondual i.e. there is in actual experience no separation between the experiencer (‘me’) and the experienced (‘it’ out there). ‘Experience’ shows itself to be questionable, because the very concept of ‘experience’ implies something (separate) that someone (separate) is having. The models of a Möbius Strip and reflection in a mirror are used to clarify nonduality.

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