SteveKlinko wrote: ↑Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:51 pm
I still am not clear: Do you think the Red Apple actually exists in the Physical Universe? Or do you think the Red Apple is only in your Mind?
There is no 'your' mind or 'my' mind or 'our' mind in reality, words/language / knowledge are just concepts known by MIND which is emptiness void.
HERE NOW - NOWHERE is Absolute Reality.
NOW is just another word for AWARENESS which is just another word for INFINITY
INFINITY is infinite, eternal, and unchanging IS-ness. All that IS appears within it's emptiness. This is Absolute Reality.
The word 'physical' is just another concept known by emptiness/void/mind. The seer of all known concepts is the also the VOID which is all that IS.
A red apple is an object perceived by emptiness which in and of itself cannot be perceived of.
A red apple is perceived and that which is perceived cannot perceive itself. The read apple is inseparable from the perceiver which is the perceiving that cannot be perceived.
Therefore the apple does not exist outside of the perceived perception of it. The perceiver is Emptiness perceiving itself as an object known which is also empty because a perceived object does not exist outside the empty perceiver that is perceiving the object within itself, the object is known only to that which is perceiving it. Therefore, all manner of perceived 'things' are, in truth, 'no-things'. It is because of this natural impermanence of things that no appearance can be said to every actually be real. 'Things' are forever changing and shapeshifting from one form to another. It is only the eternal awareness that is real, which all appearances appear within.
In other words..Emptiness is real, apparently!!
No thing has never been seen for all things are looked upon as empty images within a seeing that cannot see or look at itself except as a known empty concept that knows nothing.