There's a distinction between perception and apperception. Perception is of the character, it's conditioned and it's solely determined by objects, which means its fundamental nature is separation. The habit is this notion that the object self is such by means of its reflection of object, so separation must be maintained to be present, but this is completely illusory. Objects are by themselves not really objects the way that we're conditioned, there's a great transparency actually, but this perception is a construct of the self about Consciousness. Consciousness is reflective because Consciousness is conscious of itself. That forms the notion of i, but apperception is a transcendental form of perception because it is determined by Knowing which has no location, it is not determined by the senses, and the senses of all Being conditioned to be objects.
Apperception is not empirical, it is nothing to figure out, it cannot be understood with the mind that arises of separation because the fundamental belief is that there is 'my mind’. Everything becomes isolated, everything becomes separate, and that's completely imaginary, and even imagination is of the separate mind. The notion of i is completely constructed of the following of thought. That determines the object, the perception not the apperception. And all that's happening is the ongoing waking up of everything in all the residue, all the agitation arising to be loved, to step into the flame. The blocks are of the mind, the mind is of the character, the character is imagined, where are the blocks?
Silence is the flame, and what that means is that it is to cleanse that which is not real. It is the ongoing, unbounded, no beginning, no end, transformative nature of Being, it is that of no birth and no death, that is who you are. To see is to see with the eyes of God. There is really nothing else. There's nothing personal about it. As this knowing it is apparent that the knowing is the flame. You can investigate and entertain all the material doubts, can spend days talking about doubts and questions, and who is asking that? Where are the doubts arising? Where do the questions come from? What is prior to that? This is apperception versus perception. It is so conditioned to try to have, even the truth, even what is right here, become separate, become conditioned, as if the truth could be conditioned. Who is this one that would believe that the truth could be conditioned? The object is hypnotized, hypnotized by its own perception and the perception is not its own, there is no 'own'.