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If we take the three scenarios and change the subjects in them into human beings, you can see that the first group of people are most ignorant and have the least wisdom because they cannot even tell that the image in the mirror is not real. What about the second and third group of people? The Buddha dharma describes the second group of people as the ones with liberation wisdom. They know that the images in the mirror are not real and would not cling to them, though they have not attained the wisdom of reality as they have not seen and located the mirror. This is the second group of people.
How about the third group? The third group of people has not only recognized that the images in the mirror are impermanent and unreal but have also looked for and found the mirror. They also know that the images in the mirror are manifested by the mirror. Of course, as they have already found the mirror, the third group of people possesses not only the wisdom of liberation but also the wisdom of reality.
A patriarch once said, “All sentient beings possess the virtues and wisdoms of the Tathagata; but because of delusions and attachment, they cannot realize them.” We can draw an analogy between this saying and the images in mirror: That which goes through births and deaths is our five-aggregate body (our physical body) as well as this mind of ours that can see, hear, perceive and know. These five aggregates that go through births and deaths are like the images in the mirror which come and go - they will never become neither arising nor ceasing, or everlasting.
The patriarch’s saying that “all sentient beings possess the virtues and wisdoms of the Tathagata” means that all sentient beings have their own mirrors (Tathagata) and their five aggregates are the images reflected in their own mirrors. (Part 6)