Think of a frog in a well.
Like the frog, we humans are also in a well. But unlike the frog, we are actually in two wells.
One well, of course is our mind, which effectively is our life. We cannot know what we are, that is, what our mind is, unless we visualize ourselves through something other than our mind.
The other one is our universe. We are inside our universe. What we perceive about it can at best be like the frog’s appreciation of its abode, the well.
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