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From the King of Concentrations Sutra:
Although water does not exist in a mirage at all, a deluded being wants to drink it. It is false and undrinkable. Know that all phenomena are this way.
Everyone and everything seems to have self-nature, permanent and independent. Know that it's only because of your imprints of ignorance on your mental continuum and karma that you see anyone or anything as having self-nature. Know that, although things appear to you as false, they are actually empty of Self-Nature.
This is the union of Appearance and Emptiness. Everything is like a magician's illusion.