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.