Friday, June 6, 2008

View of Emptiness

According to the Vajra Cutter Sutra, the correct view upon realisation of emptiness is as such:

“As a star, a visual aberration, the flame of a lamp, an illusion, dew, a bubble, a dream, a flash of lightning, and a cloud - view all the compounded like that.”

Try to understand the characteristics of a star, a visual aberration, a flame of lamp, etc…Each of these give us a clue about what emptiness is. It is said that all fully sages who have realised emptiness see things in this way. So, check your understanding of emptiness with the verse above.

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