“Having perceived earth as earth, he conceives himself as earth, he conceives himself in earth, he conceives himself apart from earth, he conceives earth to be ‘mine,’ he delights in earth. Why is that? Because he has not fully understood it, I say”
In this Sutra, there is a repitation of
Perceive object as object
Conceives himself as object
Conceives himself in object
Conceives himself apart from object
Conceives object to be "mine"
Delight in the object
Now this might all make everyone look up perceive and conceive in a dictionary even though you know the meaning of the words, or make you read it again and again. Therefore, im going to offer a much simpler explanation.
And the Pali text
pathaviṃ pathavito sañjānāti; pathaviṃ pathavito saññatvā pathaviṃ maññati, pathaviyā maññati, pathavito maññati, pathaviṃ meti maññati, pathaviṃ abhinandati. Taṃ kissa hetu
Pali translation and explanation goes like this
Earth is understood as earth, having understood earth as earth he accepts earth is earth( based on how he understood it), he believes he is a product of earth, he believes he is from earth, he believes the earth is “mine” , he shows abhinandan(to believe something as sacred and show faith towards it), why is that? Because he does not know (he is ignorant/delusion), I say
You can keep changing the object in the sutra, with this now.