“As long as prisoners do not know that they are in prison and do not perceive the life of prison is difficult and painful to bear they will not develop any genuine wish to free themselves from prison.
The same is true of samsara: as long as you are unable to perceive. The defects [...]
by His Holiness the Dalai Lama
There are no physical markers by which to measure progress between positive and negative forces in consciousness. Changes begin when you first identify & recognize your delusions, such as anger and jealousy. One then needs to know the antidote to delusion, and that knowledge is gained by listening [...]