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Sunday, November 2, 2014

Without the emptiness in the nature of the mind, there can´t be content


The mind, in which is the brain, the thoughts, the feelings, and any subtle emotion or fantasy, is, according to the Buddhists, an extraordinary thing.

All its content doesn´t create the mind, and yet without them the mind is not.

The mind is more than what it contains.

Without the mind the contents would not be; without the emptiness in the nature of the mind, there can´t be content, just like that it is the emptiness in a pot, which makes possible, that it can contain water.

The contents exist because of the emptiness.

The intellect - the thoughts, the feelings, all consciousness - have their existence in the total emptiness of the mind.

A tree is not the word, nor a leaf, branches or roots; the wholeness of them is the tree and yet the tree is none of these things.

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