[Buddha-l] Being unable to imagine dying [confused]
Nik.Macleod at proquest.co.uk
Tue Jun 8 08:54:12 MDT 2010
> Luke wrote:
> Sent: 08 June 2010 15:06
> ... "[don't] start worrying about nothingness". Do you mean don't
> >fear< nothingness, don't >think< about nothingness or something
> else entirely?
An apposite passage (#66) from Kāśyapaparivarta springs to mind:
"Kāśyapa it is like a person terrified of empty space who, while
beating his chest and wailing piteously, speaks thus: ‘Take away
that empty space!’ What do you think Kāśyapa, is it possible to
remove empty space?"
(Kāśyapa) replied: "No way, Lord!"
The Lord said: "So likewise Kāśyapa those mendicants and brahmins
who are frightened of emptiness, they I say are thoroughly confused.
Why is that? Because they live and move in emptiness and yet they
are afraid if it."
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