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The Truth, Mind (Brain), and Emptiness

In Garfield’s reading, Nagarjuna describes the Buddhist teaching of emptiness as everything being empty—“to exist is to be empty” and even emptiness is essenceless. Not too long ago, I had been dwelling on my confusion of this concept. My initial … Continue reading

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The Vinaya: A Greater Purpose?

Like many religions, Buddhism leads a certain lifestyle that comes with rules and regulations. For example, Christians follow the Ten Commandments to seek after Christ. But, it seems that Buddhists live in perpetual obedience to not one but numerous sets … Continue reading

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