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Ven. Gendun

There is no equivalent to the notion of what we call ‘intuition’ in the Dharma. It might be best seen as the feeling aspect in combination with the initial representation of the object. Bot are based on previous experiences. Wisdom arises when these representations are question by wisdom, investigation, and analysis. Moreover, what is called intuition in the West is often little more than confirmation bias at work. We notice the one time that our perception contained acute information and forget the 9 other times it didn’t. So, you’re right, the seeing restructures your perception. That’s the whole idea of the awakening factors.