Daily Wisdom / Ocean of Dharma

Everyday Experience without Confirmation

Book coverIn many cases, the philosophers have gone wrong by trying to find out the truth of the matter concerning the way things are, rather than relating with things in terms of perception. If we theorize about the experience of the world, its solidity, its eternality, and so on, we block a very large chunk of our own experience. What we experience in our everyday life situation does not have to be confirmed by theory or proved. It does not depend on anything of that nature. It is simply a matter of everyday experience from minute to minute.

From “Three Aspects of Perception” in Orderly Chaos: The Mandala Principle by Chögyam Trungpa, page 133

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