Mystic Wisdom

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This Unconditioned Reality can be called ‘emptiness’, but not in the sense that it lacks inherent existence. Rather, this Unconditioned Reality is empty in the sense that it is beyond all words, beyond all conceptualisation, and empty of all the taints/defilements of the conditioned world. There are certainly passages in Madhyamaka works which refer to reality as ineffable and as transcending conceptualisation. Thus, the Stanzas on the Middle Way state:


Not dependent on another, calm, not diffused by verbal diffusion, free from conceptual discrimination, without diversity—this is the description of reality