nagWe must not reify emptiness, the antidote to the view of the false self, as if it were an ultimate reality. It is a helpful view, a theory, a skillful means.

The Superior Nagarjuna has warned in the Mulamadhyamakakarika, Chapter 13, “Examination of Mental Conformation”:

The Buddhas have proclaimed that emptiness corrects all wrong views, but those obsessed with the view of emptiness are incorrigible.

Paraphrasing this statement, Acharya Chandrakirti has said: “The Spiritual Conquerors have proclaimed the absence of self in phenomena to be the exhaustion of all views, but those for whom the absence of self is in itself a view are declared to be incurable.

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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