The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching - Chaptesr Nineteen and Twenty Summary & Analysis

Nhat Hanh
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The Three Doors of Liberation, opened by the Three Dharma Seals, are emptiness, signlessness and aimlessness. We must realize that everything is empty of a separate self, all is interbeing, or "Interdependent Co-arising, impermanance, and nonself" in order to "dissolve false boundaries." Emptiness, which goes beyond existence and nonexistence, is called "wondrous being." Emptiness must be practiced, not just as philosophy. The Second Door of signlessness means that signs are deception and illusion, and are more about the perceiver than the object perceived. We need to look beyond the appearance of signs to their signless elements, or Tathagata. We need to learn signlessness in regard to our children, teaching no-fear, no-blame, peace and harmony.

Looking beyond signs means losing fear of losing specific manifestations, such as people or flowers. Living being means to remember there is life in everything...

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