Perception can be categorized into three levels: experience, emptiness, and luminosity. At the level of experience, perception is not meaningful self-confirmation, but the experience of things as they are. White is white, and black is black. There is a kind of exuberant energy that goes along with the perception. You actually experience something as though you were it. You and the experience become almost indivisible when you experience something in that way. It's that kind of direct communication without anything in between.
From "Nobody's World," in True Perception: The Path of Dharma Art, page 105.
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