Appearance and Essence

Appearance is in unity.
Essence is in unity.


Essence is full.
Appearance is empty.


Everything has its appearance.
But its appearance is not its essence.

Everything has its essence.
But its essence is not its appearance.


Appearance is the manifestation of essence.
Essence is an idealization of appearance.

Appearance is instance.
Essence is meaning.

Appearance is thing or action.
Essence is symbol and relation.


Appearance conceals the essence.
Essence reveals through appearance.

Appearance gives existence to essence.
Essence gives unity to appearance.

Appearance is somewhere.
And being somewhere is separated.

Essence is nowhere.
And being nowhere is everywhere.


Appearance is garment.
Essence is body.

Appearance is body.
Essence is heart.

Appearance is heart.
Essence is mind.

Appearance is mind.
Essence is soul.

Appearance is soul.
Essence is God.


Appearance is in physical existence.
Essence is beyond physical existence.

Appearance has form.
Essence is formless.

Appearance has boundary.
Essence is without boundary.

Appearance has place.
Essence has no place.

Appearance is temporal.
Essence is eternal.

Appearance is in motion.
Essence is motionless.


Appearance is seen.
Essence is unseen.

Appearance is heard.
Essence is silent.

Appearance can be touched.
Essence is untouchable.

Appearance can be tasted.
Essence is not tastable.

Appearance can be smelled.
Essence is not smellable.

Appearance can be thought.
Essence is not thinkable.

Appearance is divided.
Essence is not dividable.


Appearance is transitory and changeable.
Essence is permanent and changeless.

Appearance is outer observed.
Essence is inner grasped.Appearance is compound.
Essence is simple.

Appearance is descended essence.
Essence is ascended appearance.

Appearance is what receives.
Essence is what gives.

Appearance is physical.
Essence is spiritual.

Appearance is finite.
Essence is infinite.

Appearance is the Many.
Essence is the One.