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  1. When we believe and act as if things have qualities in and of themselves, for example positive qualities that we want to cling to- that is licking honey off a razor blade. This is an analogy found in Buddhist teachings about attachment and suffering, specifically the suffering of change. An example, ‘Oh, he’s sooooo wonderful. I will do anything to be around him.” But eventually the “wonderful” changes, and the razor blade is exposed.

    Passing through refers to magga phala (Pali).

    “The essence of the magga-phala or any other enlightenment experience is that it is a direct and unmediated experience that involves a completely different way of knowing than what we are used to.” – Culadasa (John Yates)

    https://dharmatreasure.org/wp-content/uploads/What%20Is%20Enlightenment%20Handout.pdf