Are appearances really false? Everything feels so solid and real. What about this chair. I can touch it and it feels solid. It can hold me when I sit in it, and I weigh 180 pounds. Let’s examine this further. What is the chair made of? Atoms. What are atoms made of? Protons, neutrons, and electrons, yet they are very, very, small relative to the atom. In fact, 99.999999999999% of the atom is empty space! Then how can that ‘solid’ chair actually hold you?! Maybe the appearance of a solid chair is mistaken? Yes, the appearance of solid chair is mistaken, yet there is still a chair, although not as it appears. Although this is not the full explanation of emptiness of intrinsic existence, it moves us experientially in the right direction, letting go of solidity. The next step, now getting closer, is to let go of objectivity.
Love makes the world go around. Love, love, love is what it is all about. Love yourself, love others. Just love, and more love. We are trying to make love our default state. It is […]
Not taking ourselves too seriously makes life easier. Both quantum physics and Buddhist philosophy come to the conclusion that appearances are false. Things appear objective and independent. This is mistaken. Our ego appears independent. That […]