“The Chittamatrins are not rejecting the table. They assert that the object we label “table” exists, but that to prove the table exists requires consciousness. There is no other way except through seeing, hearing, smelling, touching, and so on.
Only the mind can prove the existence of something. That does not mean the thing is just in our mind. But things only exist when consciousness apprehends them. That we see consciousness and object as separate is, in the Chittamatra view, the starting point of all our mistakes.”
Geshe Tashi Tsering, Relative Truth, Ultimate Truth p.97
There is no need to worry too much about the philosophical details, but in general, what are your thoughts on this? What mistakes have followed in your life from thinking the mind and the object are separate in this way, distinct, cut off?