gad rgyangs wrote:Sherab wrote:gad rgyangs wrote:if recognition is a phenomena, then failure to recognize is also a phenomena. The question is: are all phenomena of samsara and nirvana appearances of the basis? And if not, then what is there besides the basis and its appearances?
Following your logic:
If shoe is a phenomenon,
then no shoe is also a phenomenon.
If eating is a process that is a phenomenon,
then not eating is also a process that is a phenomenon.
a shoe is an object, recognition and non-recognition are not.
if you're not eating, then you're doing something else, both of which are processes.
The "not" in "not eating" is non-affirmative. If you can't see that, then there is no way I can make you see my logic.