Nirvana is Right Here, Right Now: How is that possible? We can say that our practice is to close the gap between what we think our life is and our life as the subtle mind of nirvana. Or more to the point, how can we realize that there is really no gap to begin with? Do not be dualistic. Truly be one with your life as the subtle mind of nirvana. That is what "subtle" means. Something is subtle not because it is hidden, nor because it is elusive, but because it is right here. We don’t see it precisely because it is right in front of us. In fact, we are living it. When we live it we don’t think about it. The minute we think about it, we are functioning in the dualistic state and don’t see our life as the subtle mind of nirvana.