Two Steps To Understanding
Step one: all appearances are seen in the mind.
Step two: the nature of mind is emptiness.
Step one helps us to see the cause of suffering:
our reacting and clinging to appearances in the mind.
Step two is the realisation that the very seeing of this clinging and reacting
is empty clarity itself.
Step one is the way in which we can communicate with others through empathy.
Step two is the way in which we respond, when they want to communicate with us.
Step one is conventional reality.
Step two is absolute reality.
Communication is a two-way thing: a harmony in diversity.
Note: How do we communicate with others? The inner voice of silence says nothing, indicating ”Don’t!”, allowing space for others to communicate with us. If we try to communicate what we know or think we know, before being asked, we smother space. This can be the result of over-enthusiasm; some of us are slow learners 😀 It all comes down to awareness, and others becoming aware that we are aware and interested. This creates an harmonious space.