Extreme Views

Eternalism is the extreme view that takes what is impermanent to be permanent. Nihilism is the extreme view that takes the permanent to be impermanent. They are extreme because they exaggerate the extent and reach of their validity.

To view the permanent as permanent and the impermanent as impermanent is not an extreme view. On the contrary, it is Right View. —TN

To think of suffering as happiness is perverse; to think of happiness as suffering is perverse.

To think of the impermanent as permanent is perverse; to think of the permanent as impermanent is perverse.

To think of non-being as being is perverse; to think of being as non-being is perverse.

To think of the impure as pure is perverse; to think of the pure as impure is perverse.

— Buddha Shakyamuni, Mahaparinirvana Sutra

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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