kirtu wrote:gad rgyangs wrote:"inherent existence" is an abstract concept only appearing to an onto-analytical consciousness of a philosopher, and even then not usually when he's drinking tea!
No - inherent existence is an emotional grasping to objects. If someone broke a favourite cup then this causes emotional distress with most people who liked that cup. Grasping to inherent existence of phenomena takes place before conscious thought and is a product of momentary ignorance of impermanence and dependant origination.
Yes, it is "the seeming" only which was never in the first place but is not the "self-liberated". Lookin for any reference point here is an obstacle by itself.