An Unbroken Sequence: What is Real, Compared to What?

2 min readJan 21, 2022
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“A stable, solid body is a mental image superimposed onto a stream of events in the same way that a spinning propeller is seen as a circle. The constant succession of discrete acts of cognition or feeling appears as a monolithic event, just as the rapid change of frames in a film appears as a smooth continuum.”

The Dalai Lama and Thubten Chodron, “An Unbroken Sequence”


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