When appearances and emptiness
are seen as arising simultaneously,
that is non dual awareness.
The words on this page are seen by virtue of the clear, white paper. They arise simultaneously! It’s the same with appearances in the mind.
This is the unity of the two truths: relative and absolute, samsara and nirvana, eternalism and nihilism, solid and voidness, religion and science…it’s the middle way. If we separate appearances and emptiness, we get stuck in an extreme of unreality in duality.
Therefore we can move, talk, play – while still appreciating essence. Whenever there are appearances in the mind, we need not fear them, as they are just an expression of emptiness…good isn’t it?!