In the trisvabhava theory, is the consummate nature inflected by past present and future conditions? Or is it always the same and independent of causal conditions?


I think it's a little bit like asking whether the physical level of organization of matter is affected by the processes happening at the level of organic chemistry or at the cellular level. Sure, they are same stuff, but e.g. the rotting of meat going on at the organic level does not really spoil the atoms, does it?

  • hm. i don't mean spoiled, but inflected. – sorta_buddhist May 8 '19 at 16:01
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    I mean, in my understanding they are the same stuff - all three svabhavas. They are just three descriptions of the same stuff. So whatever happens on one level must ontologically exist on all three, it's just that we see things in different terms. It's not that one of them acts on another and "inflects" it, they are the same thing. – Andrei Volkov May 8 '19 at 16:15
  • It's like asking whether the fluctuations of values in the sequence of numbers emerging from iterating over the formula f(z)=z^2+c inflect the formula itself. No, the formula and the sequence of numbers is same thing, they are just two different representations. – Andrei Volkov May 8 '19 at 16:20
  • well, i don't think that the conceptual svabhava, which i think reflects the dependent svabhava, reduces to the consummate svabhava – sorta_buddhist May 8 '19 at 16:27
  • some phenomena can be easily delineated in one and virtually undetectable in another, but because they are same thing, nothing can possibly "exist" in one without "existing" in all others in some way, I think? – Andrei Volkov May 8 '19 at 16:35

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