6 CONTACT
Consciously engaging with direct experience.
Dependent Origination Contact
THE LEVEL OF ORDINARY
Engaging with the new experience on a practical level. Evaluating, making judgments.
There is no going back. Once Contact has been made, consequences will follow.
THE LEVEL OF DEEPER UNDERSTANDING
When objects, sense faculties and consciousness come together, the sensation of knowledge arises.
This is Contact. With Contact the worldmanifests.
THE LEVEL OF ULTIMATE WISDOM
Contact has two levels: external physical level and internal mental level. Both combine into a
continuous stream which is erroneously experienced as solid reality.