The ” I got it/I lost it ” phenomena appears in many experiences of Gate crossing.
It looked like something was clear – now it is not.
” Once seen, it cannot be unseen.”
Is it true ?
Is that what experience delivers ?
Where did “it” go ?
Look carefully for yourself.
Really look, like that first time.
What’s here ?
Crossing the Gate is the beginning of a new stage of practice.
The same burning honesty and clarity that characterized seeing at the Gate has much application thereafter – every time conditioning arises…
The link below may shine some sideways illumination on how this happens, through a general discussion of how the brain is currently thought to function.
Apparently, the brain creates twice as much perception as it receives.
In other words, the brain busily projects a lot of things out into the world.
Food for thought.