For either happiness or suffering to arise, there must be the attā, the "self." There must be the conceit of "I" and "mine"; there must be the appearance of things not as they are but how they seem.
If when these things arise, the mind goes straight to the transcendent, it removes all appearances. It removes delight, clinging, and aversion to things.*
- *These are the "Three Poisons" of the heart/mind, namely, attraction (greed, lobha) to, aversion (hatred, dosa) toward, and delusion (wrong views, moha) about things.