The Buddha, The Dharma, The Sangha

"Spiritual powers and their wondrous functioning--hauling water and carrying firewood." --Layman Pang, upon his realization

Monday, January 19, 2015

The Reality Of Boundless Interactions

Every moment of our lives, things are both perishing and arising.  some of our cells are dying while others are revitalized or reborn. We get old, and at the same time we get young.  We get polluted physically, emotionally, and mentally, and simultaneously we get purified.  Things decrease and increase.  We forget, learn, and remember many things.

The Heart Sutra claims that in the midst of phenomena where all things are changing, the reality of boundless interactions continues, and that this fact itself will not change.  After all, the ultimate reality both encompasses and is free of change in all manifestations.

from The Heart Sutra: A Comprehensive Guide to the Classic of Mahayana Buddhism by Kazuaki Tanahashi

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