At the end of The Diamond Sutra we are told that we should view all things as “a flash of lightning, a bubble, a phantom, a dream”
At first blush, we think the first two are real, but momentary, and the second two are illusory.
We need to understand that having our face pressed tight against the unyielding glass of ‘Reality’ is a root cause of suffering.
All four are real, because all experience is real. Real, but not separate. We can see the lightening and the bubble as the momentary action of the whole universe, but likewise the phantom, likewise the dream.
If we can break this glass, we can discover the glory and beauty of our lives. Not in some future moment, but this moment.