Answer: The truth of no self cannot be realized in the beginning. We have
accumulated so much ignorance and wrong view. Through reading,
considering and discussing there can gradually be more intellectual
understanding of realities. Thus, conditions are being built up for direct
awareness of realities and then understanding can grow. It develops in stages
very gradually and eventually realities can be seen as they are.
Question: How can one be aware of realities?
Answer: There is seeing now. It can be realized that it is a reality which
experiences visible object, just for a moment. It is not self which sees, seeing
sees. You don’t have to do anything special in order to see. When there are
conditions for seeing you can’t help but see. Is seeing permanent? You cannot
go on seeing. When there is hearing there is another reality; there can’t be
seeing at the same time. There can be the study of one reality at a time as it
appears. When there are the right conditions there can be direct
understanding of a mental phenomenon as only a reality and of a physical
phenomenon as only a reality. These can be realized as different types of
realities. We should not wish for awareness; we should always remember that
the goal is right understanding of realities. Whenever there is awareness of
one reality which appears there can be direct understanding of it and thus
understanding can grow.