What is visible object?

Question: What is visible object, is it a car or TV? It seems that I can see

them.

Answer: Visible object is that which seeing sees. It appears through the eye-

base. When we perceive a car we are already thinking of a concept, an idea.

Realities are physical phenomena and mental phenomena. Seeing is mental,

it experiences something. Visible object, that which is visible, is physical, it

does not know anything. Hearing is mental, it experiences sound. Sound is

physical, it does not know anything. The experience of tangible object is

mental. Tangible object is physical. The mental and physical phenomena

of our lives arise and then fall away immediately; they are impermanent and

they are not self.


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