The common way of appearance that is to be abandoned is not the world as it appears before our senses, but our feelings and ideas about it…

The conquest consists in the eradication of the common way of appearance and of the appetite for it by changing one’s feelings and ideas about it when that which one has clearly imagined stands before one’s mind in all its transparency. This happens when, in imagining the world and its inhabitants as a mandala and in feeling oneself as transfigured, both the capacity for feeling transfigured and the mandala are clearly present before one’s mind. it is not enough to bring about a little change for a while, it must be a stable experience.