Behind Your Eyes

The Buddha

When you are awake, in the usual, human sense, you get bombarded with sensory inputs. If your eyes are open, light enters through the holes in the middle of them. Sound enters through the holes in the sides of your head. The air you breathe carries smells in through your nose.

But these are all concepts. The labels, “light,” “sound,” and “smell” are all arbitrary labels we choose to put onto the corresponding sensory experience. We…

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William B. Turner

William B. Turner

Uppity gay, Buddhist, author, historian.