TaTa wrote:Buddhism for westeners by ringu tulku. (maybe the title is different in english, i have it in spanish)
Aha, yes, you are right! My mistake. I saw it was Elizabeth Kucinich's email signature and felt called to use. I think I'll find my own. :pdzogchungpa wrote: BTW, I think your signature is from the movie "Kama Sutra", not "Karma Sutra".
Since all phenomena, outer and inner, are dependently existent mere appearances,
They have no inherent nature, they are just appearance-emptiness.
If you know how they resemble dreams and illusions,
All comings and goings will be open and relaxed.
Since appearances of friends and enemies are dependently existent,
Both are appearance-emptiness, like rainbows, and if you know this,
That is called, “meditation on illusion.”
Within openness you will achieve inner peace
Likewise, the person lacks even a particle of intrinsic nature, but is the accumulator of karma and the experiencer of effects, and is produced in dependence upon earlier karma and afflictions. It is not a contradiction. Practice this thought and understand that it is like this in all such cases.
Whatever arises dependently / Is explained as empty.
Thus dependent attribution / Is the middle way.
Since there is nothing whatever / That is not dependently existent,
For that reason there is nothing / Whatsoever that is not empty.
"A coiled rope’s speckled color and coiling are similar to those of a snake, and when the rope is perceived in a dim area, the thought arises, ‘This is a snake.’ As for the rope, at that time when it is seen to be a snake, the collection and parts of the rope are not even in the slightest way a snake. Therefore, that snake is merely set up by conceptuality.”
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