Monday, April 24, 2006

Nagarjuna Emptiness Verse 4

Final verse of the famous four-verse statement by Nagarjuna.

de la - for those

thams cad - everything

mi rung - not possible

'gyur - become (passive Sanskrit form used in Tibetan).

Or, going back to the third verse: those for whom emptiness is not possible.

And this fourth line then: for them everything is not possible.

Or, going back to the third verse: those for whom emptiness is not possible.

And this fourth line then: for them everything is not possible.

So, for those with a world view, lta ba, that does not accept dependent origination, causality, or things lacking self-existence, they have in place boundaries. There are no ways to remove such boundaries, such as purifying one's mind so it's free from any mental suffering and obstructions to all-knowing. This is for example the justification why a limitless amount of time makes it possible to remove any possible mental block and suffering, and cultivate each and every positive good quality, including knowing everything. In other words, the work a Bodhisattva needs to do could be done.

All this just by logically realizing that the world is based on lack of self-existence, or it's all interconnected.

Funny, while I'm writing this iTunes on my computer plays "Sowing the Seeds of Love" with Tears for Fears.

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