What is tangible object?

Question:  What is tangible object?

Answer: The reality which can be directly experienced through the body-

base. Throughout the day we touch things which are hard. We believe that

we touch a cup, plate or chair which are hard. In reality, it is hardness which

is experienced through the body-base, not a cup, plate or chair. When

hardness is experienced we know through memory that there is a cup, plate

or chair, but these are not realities which can be directly experienced. They

are concepts or ideas we can think about. Through body- base the realities of

hardness, softness, heat, cold motion or pressure can be experienced. These

are true for everybody, no matter how we name them. They are elements

which arise because of their appropriate conditions and then fall away

immediately. They cannot stay on.

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