Emptiness and Nothingness

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Re: Emptiness and Nothingness

Postby wisdom » Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:39 am

shel wrote:Actually, ultimate and relative truth are separate, cuz relative is always relative to ultimate. :oops:


If relative truth is separate from ultimate truth, then where does relative truth come from, where does it abide, and where will it pass away?
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Re: Emptiness and Nothingness

Postby asunthatneversets » Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:01 pm

"The two truths are not different like two horns; in the conventionally (relatively) real phase, when one sees the reflection of the moon in the water, insofar as there is the reflection, this is the conventionally real; insofar as this reflection is not the moon, this is the absolutely (ultimately) real. The fact that both represent one fact insofar as there is the presence of the moon in the water of the well without existing there, is the indivisibility of the two truths. About the intellect that understands it in this way, it is said that it understands the two truths."
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Re: Emptiness and Nothingness

Postby rachmiel » Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:15 am

asunthatneversets wrote:"The two truths are not different like two horns; in the conventionally (relatively) real phase, when one sees the reflection of the moon in the water, insofar as there is the reflection, this is the conventionally real; insofar as this reflection is not the moon, this is the absolutely (ultimately) real. The fact that both represent one fact insofar as there is the presence of the moon in the water of the well without existing there, is the indivisibility of the two truths. About the intellect that understands it in this way, it is said that it understands the two truths."
- Longchenpa

Useful, thanks.
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