One day Yao-shan Wei-yen (750-834), one of the well-known Chinese Ch'an master, was asked by the host of the monastery to give his sermon to the assembly who for a long while was expecting his teaching. Yao-shan said: "Strike the bell."
You can lift a dogs ear and say "dogs ear". It would be painful to seperate the dog ear from dog only to quantify it without the rest of the dog. Spiritual experience is part of mundane experience, they amplify one another. Dualism generates these frame of reference which cloud multiple reference points. This is just a metaphor, just one frame of refrence attempting to recognise others.