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http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
"By & large, Kaccayana, this world is supported by (takes as its object) a polarity, that of existence & non-existence.
But when one sees the origination of the world as it actually is with right discernment, 'non-existence' with reference to the world does not occur to one.
When one sees the cessation of the world as it actually is with right discernment, 'existence' with reference to the world does not occur to one.
https://www2.hf.uio.no/polyglotta/index ... d=&level=2
The Dharma taught by Buddhas perfectly relies on two truths: the ambiguous truths of the world and the truths of the sublime meaning.
Those who do not understand the division into two truths, cannot understand the profound reality of the Buddha’s teaching.
Without relying on conventions, the sublime meaning cannot be taught.
Without understanding the sublime meaning, one will not attain nirvana.
smcj wrote:Doesn't "non-dual" usually mean that samsara and nirvana are the same thing when speaking in a buddhist context?
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