20 October 2014

Contemplation: To Distinguish Form and Emptiness

After reviewing the guidelines for practice, take the following as your contemplation:
To distinguish form and emptiness. This means that the form of the lion is unreal; what is real is the gold. Because the lion is not existent, and the body of the gold is not non-existent, they are called form/emptiness. Furthermore, Emptiness does not have any mark of its own; it is through forms that [emptiness] is revealed. This fact that emptiness does not impede the illusory existence of forms is called form/emptiness.
From Fazang's Treatise on the Golden Lion

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