emptiness simple

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emptiness simple

Postby Aemilius » Thu Jul 01, 2010 11:47 am

There is no identity that is separate from the thing itself. Confused we think there are two cars, the identity car and another thing/not-yet-car, whose identity the first car is. But there is only one thing, the identity itself, there is nothing corresponding to it, there is no second car. Same with regard to a person.
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Postby White Lotus » Tue Jul 06, 2010 4:59 pm

in any matters of importance. dont rely on me. i may not know what i am talking about. take what i say as mere speculation. i am not ordained. nor do i have a formal training. i do believe though that if i am wrong on any point. there are those on this site who i hope will quickly point out my mistakes.

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Postby swampflower » Sat Sep 11, 2010 7:31 pm

Ha, Ha - truly there is no "thing" to have an identity. So what is this "identity".

However, this sounds like name and form. Name and form support each other. There can be no name without form and no form without name. So how does this identity exist alone?
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Postby catmoon » Sun Sep 19, 2010 6:14 am

It may help at this point to meditate upon the following scenario: A stranger appears at your door with box. He leaves the box at your feet and leaves.

Now before you open the box, what is the relationship between the thing in the box and mental labels?
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