Is the universe made of the same substance?

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Is the universe made of the same substance?

Postby Music » Fri Aug 24, 2012 3:10 pm

Whatever that substance is.

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Re: Is the universe made of the same substance?

Postby Malcolm » Fri Aug 24, 2012 3:49 pm





འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


Free of hope and fear, relax.
Human life spent in
a state of great spaciousness is enjoyable.


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Re: Is the universe made of the same substance?

Postby Indrajala » Fri Aug 24, 2012 3:50 pm

The universe is a result of the collective karma of all beings.
tad etat sarvajñānaṃ karuṇāmūlaṃ bodhicittahetukam upāyaparyavasānam iti |

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Re: Is the universe made of the same substance?

Postby Malcolm » Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:16 pm





འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


Free of hope and fear, relax.
Human life spent in
a state of great spaciousness is enjoyable.


— Kunzang Dechen Lingpa

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Re: Is the universe made of the same substance?

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Re: Is the universe made of the same substance?

Postby DarwidHalim » Sun Aug 26, 2012 4:33 am

There is no substance in this universe, not even fire, water, earth, space, wind, and consciousness.

It can only form if you have an idea about this universe.

But, if you can drop off of this idea of universe, you won't see any of them.

If you can drop off the idea of water when you are standing in front of waterfall, there is no water there.

If you say that is water element, that is only you who say so.
If your friend say that is also water element, that is also only your friend who say so.

Hungry ghost doesn't see water element, they see blood.
Fish doesn't see water element, they see house.
God doesn't see water element, they see nectar.

If you can drop off all those idea in front of waterfall, you won't see any water there, any substance there.

These 5 elements and consciousness are just trap of ignorance.
I am not here nor there.
I am not right nor wrong.
I do not exist neither non-exist.
I am not I nor non-I.
I am not in samsara nor nirvana.
To All Buddhas, I bow down for the teaching of emptiness. Thank You!

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Re: Is the universe made of the same substance?

Postby Jyoti » Sun Aug 26, 2012 7:23 am


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Re: Is the universe made of the same substance?

Postby DarwidHalim » Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:03 am

I am not here nor there.
I am not right nor wrong.
I do not exist neither non-exist.
I am not I nor non-I.
I am not in samsara nor nirvana.
To All Buddhas, I bow down for the teaching of emptiness. Thank You!

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Re: Is the universe made of the same substance?

Postby Tiger » Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:10 am

The whole universe is made up of only one substance and that is emptiness. Even the elements like water, fire, earth, wind, consciousness and space emerge from it. In Taoist cosmology also, first there was Wuji (Void), then it split into Yin and Yang, and finally came the five elements.

Emptiness is still not a substance though. But universe is still made up from it.
Namo Amitabha Buddha

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Re: Is the universe made of the same substance?

Postby DarwidHalim » Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:14 am

I am not here nor there.
I am not right nor wrong.
I do not exist neither non-exist.
I am not I nor non-I.
I am not in samsara nor nirvana.
To All Buddhas, I bow down for the teaching of emptiness. Thank You!

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Re: Is the universe made of the same substance?

Postby Tiger » Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:20 am

Namo Amitabha Buddha

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Re: Is the universe made of the same substance?

Postby bunny » Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:22 am

Blessed Be,

Bunny.

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Re: Is the universe made of the same substance?

Postby DarwidHalim » Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:24 am

I am not here nor there.
I am not right nor wrong.
I do not exist neither non-exist.
I am not I nor non-I.
I am not in samsara nor nirvana.
To All Buddhas, I bow down for the teaching of emptiness. Thank You!

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Re: Is the universe made of the same substance?

Postby Tiger » Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:48 am

Namo Amitabha Buddha

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Re: Is the universe made of the same substance?

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Re: Is the universe made of the same substance?

Postby DarwidHalim » Sun Aug 26, 2012 12:34 pm

I am not here nor there.
I am not right nor wrong.
I do not exist neither non-exist.
I am not I nor non-I.
I am not in samsara nor nirvana.
To All Buddhas, I bow down for the teaching of emptiness. Thank You!

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Re: Is the universe made of the same substance?

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Re: Is the universe made of the same substance?

Postby Malcolm » Sun Aug 26, 2012 1:40 pm





འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


Free of hope and fear, relax.
Human life spent in
a state of great spaciousness is enjoyable.


— Kunzang Dechen Lingpa

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Re: Is the universe made of the same substance?

Postby Malcolm » Sun Aug 26, 2012 1:46 pm





འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


Free of hope and fear, relax.
Human life spent in
a state of great spaciousness is enjoyable.


— Kunzang Dechen Lingpa

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Re: Is the universe made of the same substance?

Postby DarwidHalim » Sun Aug 26, 2012 1:53 pm

I am not here nor there.
I am not right nor wrong.
I do not exist neither non-exist.
I am not I nor non-I.
I am not in samsara nor nirvana.
To All Buddhas, I bow down for the teaching of emptiness. Thank You!


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