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A Philosophical research of the Buddha Nature Treatise and different chinese language Buddhist Texts
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In this section refuting non-Buddhist philosophies, we see no new ideas or perspectives offered by the author. What he gives us is straight Middle Path logic emphasizing the process of flux and the interdependence of cause and effect, of former and subsequent stages. He concludes the section by affirming in the most orthodox manner, "know, therefore, that all things (dharma,/^ ) are Thus truly without own-nature. 11 Only true emptiness is their essential In this way he affirms that his forthcoming teachings concerning the Buddha nature do not trespass on Ia s evidenced in the early teaching that everything is anitya, impermanent, as well as the view of life in terms of the twelve links of the chain of conditioned origination.
Thus matched were yoga and tao, bodhi and tao, tathata and pen wu (original non-being), bhava and yuf abhava and w u , sGnyata and wu or pen w u . It is particularly revealing th^t both abhava and sunyata were rendered with wu; the meaning of sunyata was clearly not well understood by these socalled Buddho-Taoists• In time, however, with the arrival of more texts and better translations, the differences between Buddhist and Taoist ideas came to be understood and such overt mingling of concepts ceased.
Literally, "Way-principle," the basic reality pervading all things unobstructedly. Fo Hsüeh Ta Tz'u Tien, compiled by Ting Fu-pao (Taipei, 1946), p. 2367. ^Tathagatagarbhasutra. e. , a positive quality of reality, which may be spoken of in affirmative language, however, obliquely. effect, this is how things are: we need not be lost in it. He is saying, in the world is not chaotic, There is a principle, discover able by humans, manifesting the order of the universe. By realizing this principle (or, following the Chinese more closely, by bringing ourselves into accordance with this principle) we may discover this truth of the universe, which is also the truth of our own nature.
Active Self . A Philosophical Study of the Buddha Nature Treatise and Other Chinese Buddhist Texts by Sallie B. King