A Compendium of Ways of Knowing: A Clear Mirror of What by A-Kya Yong-Dzin Yang-Chan Ga-Wai Lo-Dr'o

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Such is a conventional truth, Thus with bare yogic perception you directly apprehend the ultimate truth of the impermanence of your five aggregate physical and mental faculties which are BARE PERCEPTION 29 known in terms of a conventional "I" lacking a permanent or substantially existing identity. Indirectly, you apprehend the conventional truth of this permanent Identitylessness of your conventional "I". Thus directly you apprehend what you are and indirectly how you exist. 8 SEEMINGLY BARE PERCEPTION The opposite (of bare perception) is seemingly bare perception.

A true ·practitioner feels that delusions and distortions are much easier to overcome than external enemies. This is because he realises that neither bombs nor sophisticated weapons are needed to root them out. By developing the proper opponents in his mind-stream, he can be free of all such obstacles to his Enlightenment. When subdivided, there are both conceptual and non~conceptual distorted cognitions. The former is defined as a conceptual aware• ness that is deceived with respect to the object about which it conceptualises.

Indirectly, you apprehend the conventional truth of this permanent Identitylessness of your conventional "I". Thus directly you apprehend what you are and indirectly how you exist. 8 SEEMINGLY BARE PERCEPTION The opposite (of bare perception) is seemingly bare perception. This is mutually inclusive with deceptive cognition and is defined as an awareness that is deceived with respect to its appearing object. It takes the appearance 9f something to be the actual thing itself. Distorted cognition, on the other hand, is deceived with respect to what actually exists, not merely with its appearance.

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