- 4 noble truths
- eightfold path
This chapter touches on everything.
- Relative truth or worldly truth applies to one being, in our case a human and requirements to that attachment
- Ultimate or absolute truth refers to all beings, it’s universal truth not bound by worldly or human concerns
We start with relative truth recognizing suffering and happiness eventually realizing they are “not two” and you can’t have one without the other.
This is a matter of talking about reality and dissecting it, or not talking and only observing and accepting what arises.
Another quote is what’s right is right and wrong is wrong relatively but ultimately there is no right and wrong.
mentions several sutras
rigpawiki calls diamond vajra cutter https://www.rigpawiki.org/index.php?title=Vajra_Cutter_Sutra
Mentions five remembrances, some day I will have to die, this is my lifespan, and when I return to the shore I will return to non being. These notions will cause the wave fear and anguish.We have to help it remove the notions of self, person, living being, lifespan if we want the wave to be free and happy.
Interbeing – joy and suffering are the same thing
No lifespan, suffering and joy are one thing, practice becomes no practice,
- impermanence (anitya)
- nonself (anatman)
Three dharma seals are the keys to the three doors
- emptiness (shunyata)
- signlessness (animitta)
- aimlessness (apranihita)
aka 3 doors, kaya means body, these are truths in our nature, or the universe, anything that wakes us up
- inherent truth
- ground of being
- it’s nature, light or energy
- everything we perceive
Five aggregates of clinging
A Buddha is someone who lives in peace, joy, and freedom, neither afraid of nor attached to anything.