14 Imponderables

nagarjuna-22One should not contemplate

what the Kinsman of the Sun declared to be

the fourteen imponderables,

for the mind will not be pacified through them:

that the self and the world are eternal,

not eternal, both, or neither;

that the self and the world have an end,

have no end, both, or neither;

that the Tathagata continues to exist after His death,

that He does not, both, or neither;

that the self and the body are the same,

or that they are different.

―Arya Nagarjuna, Letter to Satvahana

About Tashi Nyima

I am a Dharma student, and aspire to be a companion on the path. I trust that these texts can offer a general approach and basic tools for practicing the Buddha's way to enlightenment. ||| Soy un estudiante del Dharma, y aspiro a ser un compañero en el sendero. Espero que estos textos ofrezcan a algunos un mapa general y herramientas básicas para la práctica del sendero a la iluminación que nos ofrece el Buda.
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One Response to 14 Imponderables

  1. paulfarma says:

    Thank you. PKL

    Great Middle Way 於 2015年01月9日 (週五) 11:47 PM 寫道﹕

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