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Svabhāva

(Chapter II verse 156) [Cleary]: This world is representation, made of names, not there as it appears.  The clusters are makers of optical illusions imagined by the naïve. I Like Cleary’s description here of the skandhas as “clusters”. Suzuki’s translation … Continue reading

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Nāgārjuna and the Two Truths

Nāgārjuna is perhaps the most celebrated philosopher-sage of Mahayana/Mādhyamika Buddhism. Despite the enormous popularity very little is actually known concerning his Biographical details apart from the generally-held belief that he lived during the 2nd century CE. While rooted in rich … Continue reading

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Gnosis for the Journey Home

VIII. Gnosis for the Journey Home 1. The Spirit in the space of energy crystallizes in a four-fold fashion Midsummer is whitened by snow The disk of the Sun spirals-out into infinity On the surface of the Water the Wind … Continue reading

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