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Unformatted text preview: Sunyata (Philosophical paradox of Emptiness or Void) i) “Form is precisely emptiness, emptiness precisely form” (1) What is the “form” of a flowing stream? (a) “Empty” of permanent form (b) “Empty” of an independent nature (2) “Emptiness” conditions all existence ii) Nagasena’s responses to King Menander (1) The chariot—“a practical designation” (2) The composite self—“a pragmatic unity” c) What does all this have to do with suffering? i) Non-attachment to the five skandhas ii) Cultivate equanimity towards all forms, all situations iii) Meaning of “Vipassana” iv) The Suffering of Patācārā (1) “Sister, regain awareness, acquire mindfulness” (2) The plight of the “second arrow” v) Self-emancipation through wisdom...
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This note was uploaded on 09/15/2011 for the course MMW 2 taught by Professor Chang during the Winter '08 term at UCSD.
- Winter '08