All that shimmers on the surface of the world, all that we call interesting, is the fruit of inebriation and ignorance.
How many times have you tried to shield yourself by reading the newspaper, watching television, or just spacing out? That is the $64,000 question: how much have you connected with yourself at all in your whole life?
Nobody today is normal, everybody is a little bit crazy or unbalanced, people's minds are running all the time. Their perceptions of the world are partial, incomplete. They are eaten alive by their egos. They think they see, but they are mistaken; all they do is project their madness, their world, upon the world. there is no clarity, no wisdom in that!
Learn how to be entirely unreceptive to sensations arising from external forms, thereby purging your bodies of receptivity to externals.