There are two ways of seeing everything.
Clear seeing sees genuine reality, suchness, things as they are.
Confused seeing sees projections and delusion. From clear seeing
comes liberation. From confused seeing comes suffering. That's the
gist of what the Buddha taught.
Reality, a new book by Andy Karr,* explains in plain English
these two ways of seeing, and presents the progression of Buddhist
teachings and contemplations that help transform confused seeing
into clear seeing. This site is an introduction to the book and
provides additional resources for the journey.
"Here is a book that attempts to explain the fundamental Buddhist
view, something that has been neglected for so long. People have
been more interested in meditation, energy, calming down, and training
the mind. I can't emphasize enough during this transitional time
as Buddhism is being established in the West that at least some
of us focus on the Buddhist view. I welcome this book as a sign
of the dawn of appreciation of Buddhist wisdom, not just for its
exotic aspects but as a philosophy that is up to date and even more
relevant now than ever." -Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche
Publications, April 2007