True vision isn’t just seeing seeing. It’s also seeing not-seeing. And true understanding isn’t just understanding understanding. It’s also understanding not-understanding. If you understand anything, you really don’t understand. Only when you understand nothing is it true understanding. Understanding is neither understanding nor not understanding.
The scriptures say, “Not to let go of wisdom is stupidity.” When the mind doesn’t exist, understanding and not understanding are both true. When the mind exists, understanding and not understanding are both false.
When you understand, reality depends on you. When you don’t understand, you depend on reality. When reality depends on you, that which isn’t real becomes real. When you depend on reality, that which is real becomes false. When you depend on reality, everything is false. When reality depends on you, everything is true. Thus, the sage doesn’t use his mind to look for reality, or reality to look for his mind, or his mind to look for his mind, or reality to look for reality. His mind doesn’t give rise to reality. And reality doesn’t give rise to his mind. And because both his mind and reality are still, he’s always in meditative absorption and contemplation (Samadhi).