Is there such a thing as a "truth of the universe"?DarwidHalim wrote:So according to you, emptiness is the truth of the universe?
If one speaks in the ordinary way, there are an infinite number of true and false things that can be said about the universe. Then a statement like "The universe is empty" becomes just one more statement, and just like all the others it would be either true or false.
But emptiness is not a posited property of things, it is an absence of specific properties like inherency and it's offspring, permanence. This leads to all kinds of logical conundrums when we attempt to use our ordinary, dualistic languages to describe it. Come to think of it, merely by attempting to describe it we are assuming it to be some kind of describable object like a car, which it isn't.
So standard forms of reasoning can only take one so far with emptiness. If pushed too hard the logic will knot itself up in an infinite hall of mirrors and collapse entirely. But many forms of contemplation can um, let's say, elucidate the matter...or illuminate it.