But the real nature of things is not known by analyzing them mentally. It is now known, just as the existence of a cloth part from the [constituting] threads is not known

This is no reason [to think so] since it contradicts [experience]

Because [the properties] depend [for their existence] on that [real nature], it is not separately perceived

This erroneous conception of means of knowledge and objects of knowledge is similar to the erroneous conception of things in a dream

Moreover, the erroneous conception of things in a dream is like in a memory or resolution

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Just as dreams do not stray from sleep and, even as they appear, are by nature ineffable, the world of appearances and possibilities, whether of samsara or nirvana, likewise does not waver from the scope of awakened mind and has no substance or characteristics.

This is the larger scope of awakened mind that embraces all phenomena. Just as the world of appearances and possibilities manifests from the realm of space, samsara and nirvana arise ceaselessly from awakened mind. Just as various dreams occur during sleep,

Just as myriad dreams are subsumed within sleep, being natural manifestations that are empty and without true existence, so too the phenomena of the universe, whether of samsara or nirvana, are embraced by mind. They manifest within mind, the vast expanse, but have no substance. Just as the entire vast universe has no limit or center in the expanse of space, but is uninterrupted openness, so within the expanse of awareness, all that manifests outwardly or inwardly-objects or mind is subsumed within openness and is naturally manifest and empty.

Just as dreams do not stray from sleep and, even as they appear, are by nature ineffable, the world of appearances and possibilities, whether of samsara or nirvana, likewise does not waver from the scope of awakened mind and has no substance or characteristics.