Malcolm wrote:Yes, considering that atoms in that text are considered illustrative of ultimate dharmas, etc.
Actually, I was thinking of Chapter XXI and the 8 Knowledges in regards to the 5 skandhas...
“And he who looks upon the world
As one who looks upon a bubble,
As one who looks upon a mirage,
Is out of sight of Death the King” (Dhp 170).
"He sees both the sign and the occurrence as empty, vain, void, without power
or guide, like an empty village, a mirage, a goblin city, etc., when he brings
[them] to mind as not-self, and so the sign and occurrence appear to him as a
"He sees all formations as not-self for the following reasons: because they are
alien, empty, vain, void, ownerless, with no Overlord, with none to wield power
over them, and so on."
However, I'm not making the case that this is the same as the realization of the emptiness of all dharmas.