Posts Tagged ‘paramārtha-satya’

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 says that the skandhas are like a “hair-net wherein discrimination goes on”; Cleary refers to this as being akin to an optical-illusion maker. We are indeed just made-up like clusters of an active imagination—just naïve Read more [...]

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 mythical soil, his name is in reference to the “Nagas” from whom he received the Prajnaparamita teachings. The Śatasāhasrikā-prajñāpāramitā, which the Buddha had especially entrusted to the Nagas Read more [...]

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 blows a face of gentleness In the Midnight one is receptively-blessed with spiritual-solitude Yet deeper still lies the Secret within the Secret: Nowhere is the point of origin that returns to the True Primordial Home 2. The Essence of the journey-home is non-action Read more [...]
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