TMingyur wrote:IMO the issue of discussion is just the indefinite term "inseparable".
But can we treat this term outside of the context in which it is being used?
Inseparability in this context is an inseparability between two things: emptiness and compassion.
Therefore, to understand what the term inseparability refers to, and what meanings it might have, one needs to understand what emptiness is, what compassion is, and what kind of relation ensues between them.
Exactly, providing the context of terms is better than the mere babbling of "buzz words" that one has read or heard because the latter provokes the irrational reification of "the babbled".Cause and effect are "inseparable"
. I think this is better expressed and then the discussion may focus on in what sense
that what is called "cause" may be
(but not necessarily is
) the cause of what is called "effect".
And analyzing that one may find out that even the categorical
statement of emptiness being the cause of compassion may be only true in certain contexts but not generally
. And this then may entail the inference that the statement "emptiness and compassion are inseparable" even within this context actually is invalid without providing a further context (which may be an especially severe form of "ignorance" of the subject that requires some sort of "understanding" of emptiness in order to be able to be compassionate.).