Mirages

93603-004-D74382EFAll phenomena merely arise from conditions, without any self, agent, soul, or creator, and are like a dream, an illusion, a mirage, or an echo.

The objects of perception appear to be external, but are merely the habitual propensities of mind, and even mind, intellect, and consciousness are mere names, mere designations, just emptiness like space.

The aggregates of form, sensation, perception, volition, and consciousness are like foam, water bubbles, an illusion, a mirage, or an echo; the objects of the senses are the same as an empty town; and the senses are the same as vicious vipers.

―Kunchen Dolpopa

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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4 Responses to Mirages

  1. dharma pen says:

    Whoa! How come the senses are “vicious vipers”? It almost sounds like a property of ‘bad’ or ‘antagonistic’ is being imputed to the senses. Aren’t the senses like everything else, empty of inherent existence?

  2. paulfarma says:

    tHANK YOU. pkl

    Great Middle Way 於 2015年03月24日 (週二) 10:56 PM 寫道﹕

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