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Although the quote is fake, the idea behind it is real. As @Friedrick Nietzsche correctly pointed out, it refers to the reality of co-arising. Here is an explanation by Nalin Swaris in his "The Buddha's way to Human Liberation": A verse in the Samyukta Nikaya draws attention to this primacy of cotouching, which escapes the average person's ...


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Lokīya ñāṇa, as opposed to lokuttara ñāṇa (supramundane knowledge)


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Tibetan schools of Mahayana are pretty clear on this: our experience of the world is projection of our mind. So when the mind is afflicted, in various ways - it sees the world as bad or ugly, in various ways. As the mind is purified of afflictions and obscurations, it sees the world as increasingly harmonious and beautiful. This matches my personal ...


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In Buddhism, there is the notion that we can use a skillful technique or theme of thinking, which is the best technique or theme of thinking that it is suited for a particular situation, for a particular purpose, to cater for a particular need. Some of these techniques may be mutually exclusive or contradictory to each other. It is just like how a master ...


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You should give use more reference, because there are many difference definition from each teacher. However, I guess your question refer to objects, knowledge, of mundane right view in mahācattārīsakasutta: “And what, bhikkhus, is right view? Right view, I say, is twofold: there is right view that is affected by taints, partaking of merit, ripening in ...


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There are 2 objects of knowing... Reality (yathabhūta) - the existent without imagination. Imagination (sammati,smaññā) - the conception which appearing only while imagining. We are knowing both switching rapidly. Trillion times of mind moment in a second, there are many moment knowing realities and many moment imagining imaginations switching rapidly. ...


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In the conventional truth, mirages exist and are real as a mirage but not real as water. Dreams exist and are real as dream but not as a play in a theater. So there is nothing which can be said conventionally existing but unreal because it is real in that way it is called to exist. Conventionally existent Buddhas alleviate the conventionally existing ...


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The Pali suttas are almost the same as Mahayana agamas in Sanskrit, and so would be on-topic as Mahayana-relevant content. From DN 17: See, Ānanda! All those conditioned phenomena have passed, ceased, and perished. So impermanent are conditions, so unstable are conditions, so unreliable are conditions. This is quite enough for you to become disillusioned, ...


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Is the world inherently good or is it something to be shunned? No, not necessarily. When you ask a question like "Is it this extreme, or is it that extreme?" then the answer is often "No". Remember what's said about the Middle Way. it seems clear that this world is to be abandoned I think it's teaching that greed is to be abandoned. I'm not sure that it'...


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