Introduction to Emptiness
Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
"Emptiness is dependent arising; dependent arising is emptiness."
Geshe Dakpa provides an overview of the unique Buddhist philosophy of emptiness; the lack of inherent existence of self and phenomena. Conjoined with the understanding of dependent arising, the view can begin to change our experience.
Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Philosophy, Mahayana, Lamrim, Stages of the Path, Meditation, Bodhicitta, Wisdom, Emptiness, Selflessness of Person, Selflessness of Phenomena, Geshe Dakpa, Conventional Truth, Ultimate Truth, Conventional Existence
The lectures are given in Tibetan and translated into English. Please note that the translations have not been checked.
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August 29, 2007 Subject:
Another Peel Of The Onion
I am asking this question from the side of myself, which may be rooted in ignorance:
Is Buddhism invested in an effort of love because everything exists from dependant arising? Not because love is inherently existent. Not because we all inherently deserve a 'holy' outcome. Not because being invested in love is the correct answer. Rather, because this is the most compassionate view to see in?
Because, merely labeled, there seems to be this moment in dependant arising, where a merely labeled I, such called 'John Shaw,' has choice in what I label so perceived? Or, in another example, person 'A' has a choice in how to view a dependantly arising person 'B?'
Therefore, merely labeling the assertion in my effort as 'love' in my perception, is the root investment in Tibetan Buddhist practice?
This letter is in dedication to this lecture given by Geshe-la.