Friday, August 14, 2009

Lankavatara Sutra Chapter 2, Section XX IV

Using the same source as usual...

  • Ignorance, deed, and desire keep consciousness and mental activities going.

  • Clinging to the external objects as real (having within themselves an unchanging essence) makes manifest the world of externalities.

  • "Habit energy" keeps the cycle of impermanence going.

  • The aggregates, desires, and modes of perception have a nature of false discrimination.

  • A Bodhisattva-Mahāsattva who "gets this" will be well on the way, and it's good to exercise one's self in this regard.

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