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The Two Truths of Buddhism and The Emptiness of Emptiness

There are two truths in Buddhism, conventional and ultimate truth.  This penetrating insight dates back to the original Buddha.  Understanding the two truths and the relationship between them is vital in seeing through the illusion of inherent existence and realizing emptiness or Śūnyatā. 3,207 more words

Emptiness Teachings

The ultimate mode of emptiness.

Samsara is not the slightest bit
Different from nirvana.
Nirvana is not the slightest bit
Different from samsara.

Whatever is the limit of nirvana,
That is the limit of samsara. 27 more words

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Nirvana is not a thing.

Nirvana is not a thing.
It would then have the characteristics of aging and death.
No thing exists
Without aging and death.

Nagarjuna
From the Fundamental Verses on the Middle Way
Skt. Mūla-madhyamakakārikā

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The reality of the Four Noble Truths

Whoever sees dependent arising,
Also sees suffering,
And its origin,
And its cessation, as well as the path.

Nagarjuna
From the Fundamental Verses on the Middle Way
Skt. Mūla-madhyamakakārikā

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What if things weren't empty?

If things were not empty,
Then there would be neither achievement of that which has not been achieved;
Nor the act of ending suffering;
Nor the abandonment of all of the afflictions. 13 more words

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