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  1. All realities and fallacies are in the mind, All observations and perceptions are in the mind, All labelling and stereotyping are in the mind, What else is not in the mind? You have a mind, I have a mind, and we all have respective minds, even a rock. A mind is nothing but a vibrational frequency, A vibrational frequency is nothing but energy, Energy is nothing but a concept being conjured up by the mind. But still, all arguments are trivial because the true culprit is the mind. Ignorance is in the mind, Enlightenment is in the mind, If one could neuter the mind, all things will fizzle out and cease to exist or be, This is the arising of a new paradigm that is a neutralised state of affairs, In Buddhism, it is known as nibbāna.
  2. Both some-thing and no-thing can be illustrated mathematically as below: - Some-thing = 1, 2, 3, 1+2, 2+3, 3x2, 3/4, 5/7, 2/2, 0-1, 1-0, 5-5, 0-0, etc. No-thing = -1+1, 2-2, +3-3, etc...the ultimate result is always 0 (zero). The principle in effect: - 1. In no-thing, there is some-thing; in some-thing, there is no-thing. 2. Yin and yang are merely two sides of the same coin, just like crest and trough in a wavelength. 3. Energy and matter are merely two aspects of the same thing. 4. As such, no-thing and some-thing are merely two aspects of the same thing. 5. Zero is absence and absence is no-thing. Absence means a perfect state of balance in something a.k.a. the no-thing in the some-thing.
  3. in the realm of something, there is always something out there, In the realm of nothing, there is always nothing out there. Which one are you in right now?
  4. Everything has its own vibrational frequency – our thoughts, our feelings, the rock, the table, the car, the animal, the plant, the tree, etc. Even colours are merely expressions of certain vibrational frequencies. This means both the perceiver and the perceived must fall within the ambit of vibrational frequency. In the realm of duality or multiplicity, the mind consciousness is known as the perceiver, whereas, the object or matter is known as the perceived. It is the perceiver’s mind as a non-physical faculty integrating with the five physical faculties namely, eyes, ears, nose, tongue and body that provides the observation and the interpretation, thus the arising of the conditional phenomena. Phenomenon is thing that appears to or is perceived by senses. In other words, phenomenon is thing that appears to or is perceived by the mind senses. When there is a mind arising, the phenomenon would arise. In other words, everything that exists is empty because there is no essence to anything and nothing has ever existed in its own quality – nothing is permanent and unchanging. All objects exist conditionally without an eternal essence. They only exist in relation to each other as appearances that in turn vary as per the perceptions of the beholders. The saying goes, when this arising, that arises; when this ceasing, that ceases.
  5. For a person who believes in the existence of God as creator and ruler of the world or universe, every existence in the cosmos would rise and fall within the kingdom of God per se. This means all beings or things are the essential constituents of God and therefore, as humans, we can also be known as namesake gods. Likewise.. If you were born in the kingdom of Britain, you'd be named as a British. If you were born in the kingdom of Spain, you'd be named as a Spanish. If you were born in the kingdom of France, you'd be named as a French.
  6. @NoSelfSelf You're made of energy, of course you vibrate...
  7. An i-phone is.... ...a smartphone for communication, as per the mind of 21st century man. ...a useless hard object, as per the mind of stone-age cave man. ...a gigantic solid object, as per the mind of an ant. At the end of the day, mind is the forerunner of all states. Can one be absolutely sure that an i-phone is only about a smart device per se? An i-phone is a created truth by the mind. It's the same for all things within the realms of existence. Form and formlessness are created truths; it is merely a distinction being performed by the mind - the end result is dependent on the respective perspectives of perceiver. Absolute truth is not a created truth. It is referred as the deepest fact about things. It doesn't fall within the realms of existence.
  8. Absolute is no thing...no I, no you, no we, no consciousness, no mind, no high, no low, no energy, no matter, no shape, no seeing, no perception,......shh! Freeezz...
  9. Ego is merely ignorance on the true nature. It's not a flaw, not a sin, etc.
  10. All that is....let go, let it be.. No mind, no words, no energy, no matter, no emptiness, no concepts, no forms, no discrimination...shh! The darkness of a thousand eons cannot dim The brilliant radiance that is the essence of the sun. Likewise, eons of samsara cannot dim The sheer clarity that is the essence of your mind. Although you say space is empty, You can’t say that space is "like this". Likewise, although mind is said to be sheer clarity, There is nothing there: you can’t say "it’s like this". Thus, the nature of mind is inherently like space: It includes everything you experience. Stop all physical activity: sit naturally at ease. Do not talk or speak: let sound be empty, like an echo. Do not think about anything: look at experience beyond thought. Your body has no core, hollow like bamboo. Your mind goes beyond thought, open like space. Let go of control and rest right there. - Tilopa -
  11. @Hamilcar Energy is conserved. This means that in any system, the total energy input equals the total energy output - a constant factor or otherwise, there is no equation of E = mc². The elements of energy in the cosmos would give rise to mind that in turn conjures up perceptions, conceptions, labels, boundaries, names, activities, shapes, relations, descriptions, stereotyping, beginning, ending, etc. Mind is basically consciousness in individuality and it is the forerunner of all states i.e. the architect for classifying all the existences in the dependent nature. The circumstances of duality or multiplicity are merely the end result of various activities of aggregation being observed by the mind under the influence of conditional phenomena. Mind involves clear discrimination – differentiates and understands the characteristics of objects or matters. On the other hand, energy is nothing but mere vibration. When the becoming process slows down, it means energy expands away from the centre point of the source at a slower rate. When the becoming process ceases, energy literally stops vibrating. Energy just got frozen. Zero vibration means zero becoming. Zero becoming means an absolute cessation of any changing activities. Thus an absolute stage of absence is realised. Absence means a perfect state of balance. Therefore, absence is not about nothingness but instead, no-thing-ness. No thing means no becoming or no changing. No changing means no suffering. No suffering means no mind. Mind is the forerunner of all states. No mind means a completely neutralised state of affairs. In Buddhism, this state is called nibbāna that is boundless, timeless and permanent.
  12. @Ingit Don't worry much. You are what you are. You'll not disappear into thin air all in a sudden. You'd still have a future in waiting. Enlightenment is all about a paradigm shift on one's conventional perception. Literally, it doesn't disrupt the equation of Mother Nature at all. You exist merely because of the elements of consciousness, so for all other matters or objects. Our mind consciousness has a tendency for outward looking. If you do care to reverse it, then you'd be able to glimpse into the other side of innate perspectives. What you perceive at ground zero would yield a different result all together if compared with placing yourself at the top of a high mountain. At the end of the day, you just need a paradigm shift of thoughts from identification to observation. But be careful that our mind consciousness has a fetish for putting labels on all things....segregate and discriminate continuously.
  13. Emptiness is a necessary prerequisite for any objects to exist; without it, the object would be impossible. Basically, emptiness corresponds to two distinct scenarios: 1. It corresponds to the inherent existence (due to unchanging nature) that all conventional phenomena lack. 2. It corresponds to the dependent arising (a conditional phenomenon) i.e. subject to the same lack of inherent existence as every other object or phenomenon. This is referred to as the emptiness of emptiness. In Buddhism, there are two types of meditation - one is samatha and the other is vipassanā meditation. Samatha meditation is to calm or tranquil the mind by means of concentration. Whereas, vipassanā meditation is to mould the mind into seeing all things as they really are – an insight into the true nature of reality. The main focus of vipassanā meditation is to attain pure awareness via mindfulness. Vipassanā is often preceded by samatha but nonetheless, both types are inter-dependable throughout the practices in order to achieve favourable results in meditation. Microscopic analysis of things (Samatha) If one were to zoom in the analysis of a solid ball by gazing into its core contents i.e. atoms, one could realise that the ultimate result would yield to the absence of things (no unchanging elements). At the end of the day, one could declare that form is empty in a real sense because there is no core essence within it except for the elements of energy that evolve constantly under the influence of the external conditions. In other words, one could mention that the form entity has a delusive nature i.e. it is an appearance, though not illusive, but devoid of inherent existence and constantly varies under the influence of conditional phenomena. Macroscopic analysis of things (Vipassanā) If one were to zoom out the analysis of a solid ball by receding into a long shot distance indefinitely, the solid ball would appear to be shrinking into a tiniest size and one could realise that the ultimate result would yield to the absence of things (no things). In other words, the broader the perspective that one engages in, the lesser the multiplicity of things would appear to be. For example, the viewing of the earth from far and near would yield a different result to the observer’s perception altogether. Emptiness <-- Micro-perspective (multiplicity & definite) <-- MIND --> Macro-perspective (uniformity & infinite) --> Emptiness As a conclusion, the emptiness of phenomena is both the cause and consequence of the dependent nature of phenomena. It is the inherent quality of existence and is considered the ultimate truth because it inherently exists exactly as it is perceived when it is perceived directly by an enlightened mind. However, we shall not confuse emptiness with nothingness. Emptiness cannot be meant as nothingness. While we say that form is emptiness, there are still basic elements enfolding it. Just like when we do declare a vessel as empty, it does not literally mean nothing inside the vessel – there could still be air, radiation, dust, viruses, etc. that cannot be discerned by our naked eyes. At the end of the day, we could declare that form is empty in a real sense because there is no core essence within it except for the basic elements that orientate and evolve constantly under the influence of the external conditions. What our naked eyes view as form is actually the matter that is also known as concerted, aggregated or concentrated or wrapped energy. Since we can’t see energy with our naked eyes, we would say that the innermost of form is empty rather than nothing.
  14. Form is emptiness, emptiness is form. The cause of form is emptiness, the end result of form is also emptiness. Form will rise from emptiness, form will fall into emptiness.
  15. Apple + Apple = Orange + Orange 2 Apples = 2 Oranges 2 Fruits = 2 Fruits 2-masses of molecule = 2-masses of molecule 2-masses of atom = 2-masses of atom 2-elements = 2-elements Nothing is a phenomenon. Something is a phenomenon. A phenomenon is a phenomenon. Nothing can be something, something can be nothing. At the end of the day, what remains? Merely two sides of the same coin.