Karma Dorje wrote:No, I just find it ironic that astrology gets questioned as fictitious in the same thread where the wholly fictitious entity called "an individual person" is used as some sort of substantial basis.
Dependent origination is how the world works. To say that emptiness equals nothingness, that is, the disappearance of everything, is an annihilationist approach. Interdependence is emptiness and there is no emptiness outside of phenomena. A person is a mistaken idea as long as one doesn't understand that it is actually the functioning of the five aggregates, and the aggregates are mistaken as long as they are viewed as independent entities. The law of causality is dependent origination and it is the clear proof that all appearances are without an inherent nature. To say that there is no causality either as the function of things is to say that by eliminating all appearances one gains liberation, and not by realisation of emptiness.