Who is the Buddha?

General discussion, particularly exploring the Dharma in the modern world.
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Aemilius
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Re: Who is the Buddha?

Post by Aemilius » Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:26 am

The obvious:
"Dried shit" is empty of inherent nature, it is shunya.
"Dried shit" consists of chemical substances, that are empty in themselves.
Chemical substances have no emotional content. They have no emotional reactions.
Emotional reactions exist in your mind. They belong to the perceiver.
"Dried shit" is emptiness. It is your own mind's property that you see, if you fail to see it as emptiness.
svaha
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Re: Who is the Buddha?

Post by odysseus » Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:24 am

Aemilius :good:
Let a man not seek for the respect of his peers, let him seek wisdom.

-- Dhammapada

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