Aemilius wrote:Why should only hells or hell guardians be unreal? Why not also the heaven-state, asura-state, human-state etc? There are prison guards in the prison system of humans, so where is the difficulty?
The duality of subject-object distinctions in whatever state are indeed unreal.
Prison guards have similar experiences, happiness and suffering, to every other human being, and are real sentient beings. Yet any subject-object distinctions they make similar to other human beings in this state are likewise unreal.
Hell guardians on the other hand do not suffer the torture of the hell states at all, as they are completely imagined in the consciousness of suffering beings in hell, and are not real sentient beings.
I think the reality of the six realms is equal, they are equally just mind. And I think that an all-knowing person does partake in the suffering of beings in the six realms. Wisdom and compassion are inseparable.
So you think a Buddha suffers?
That contradicts the entire Buddhist teaching from the beginning. Compassion is not suffering, since Compassion is the function of Wisdom. Suffering is caused by fundamental Ignorance.