Reflections
Written and compiled by Richard Lang.
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Reflection 701


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Perfectly visible

I have first-hand, indubitable evidence that I can be fully seen, known, and understood beyond all possibility of error. For I see myself now as this perfectly transparent Emptiness which is free from every complication, from every trick of perspective in space and time, from all history, from anything like parts or divisions or aspects, and is therefore wide open to inspection, obvious, unavoidable, infinitely perspicuous. If this Clear Void here is seen at all it is seen clearly: it's impossible to half see it or see half of it. This 1st person cannot be peeped at, nor glimpsed through a haze, nor seen now without being seen for ever and ever, entire and immutable.

It is true I am hidden from outsiders. If the pure in heart shall see God, that is because the pure heart is God and not outside Him. I am to be seen only here, by one who coincides with me, who is me and this is the guarantee that I am seen truly. Other objects are seen falsely, because the seer is remote from the seen, out of touch with it. Thus a rose is red and pretty only at a distance: close up, it’s neither, nor is it a rose. Only here, for the 1st person, do appearance and reality merge and become identical. Only here am I what I look like. ‘What am I?’ is easy. ‘What is he?’—that’s the hard, the unanswerable question.

From The Face Game by Douglas Harding, page 201.




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