Rinpoche says, “Eknosis de-dimensionalizes time, collapsing linearity into the unity of the nuclear. The temporal mechanisms that give order to appearance appear ‘alongside’ the things or events they purport to order.” He goes on to say, “It is something like analyzing the spatial relationships portrayed in a painting: The analysis can be fruitful and illuminating, but the ‘space’ being analyzed has no existence.” DTS p.159
“This pointing back and forth is itself a mechanism, appearing ‘alongside’ everything else. As we look from within nuclear time, we discover layer upon layer of such mutual pointings.” DTS p.160
Michael Gray mentioned in our on-line class, “… However unlike a painting, it is possible to enter the underlying inner time that paints these familiar projections and the mechanisms in operation to paint them??? In terms of the practice–if reality looks like a painting, do we imaginatively try to enter the fictitious space, or do we try to pull aside the canvas and catch the painter in the act of painting?
I remembered my practice notes from six years ago that illustrates this very mechanism of ‘back and forth pointing’, and the ‘layering’ of these pointings. If you’re interested check out the link below:
Week 9 – TSK Ex. 26 – Transcendence of Pointings