The imagined conversation between Madhyamika and Chittamatrin debaters is coming to an end, now the verses move to look into illusory nature of things in even greater depth. Rinpoche explains through his commentary how the mind of the perceiver perpetuates samsaric thinking and understanding. He returns to the dream as metaphore to explain how we believe what appears real in the dream is revealed as illusion on waking: the problem is our response to the dream; or, when the magician who creates a beautiful image, if he becomes attached to its beauty despite knowing that it is a product of his imagination. The answer lies not with understanding its illusory nature but with being attached or averse to the beauty or otherwise of the illusory experience, because suffering is a result of our reaction to something, not in whether or not it is real.
However, if we grasp at the notion of everything that exists as being illusory; by extension, this is just another concept, another extreme. Thus to find liberation from samsara, we must, he says, move away from our opinions and emotions, even abandoning attachment to understanding emptiness itself.
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