Myōe – Truly (such a thing as] one's own body does not [really] exist
Type of Spiritual Experience
Some confusion may arise from the terminology here.
Myoe's assemblage = our aggregates
We have no specific term to describe his notion of an aggregate, however:
Form = form
Sensation = sensations
Thought volition = perceptions
And consciousness that constitute the self = Will + Ego/Personality
A description of the experience
From Shingon Refractions – Professor Mark Unno
An important aspect of emptiness critique is to point out the impermanent, provisional nature of the phenomenal world:
Truly (such a thing as] one's own body does not [really] exist, for the body [one] acquires is nothing more than a temporary assemblage. [One attains] the realm of buddhas and bodhisattvas by abandoning this (temporary abode] and manifesting the original nature of mind."
There is originally no master among the four great elements [of earth water, fire, and air] or the five aggregates [of form, sensation, thought volition, and consciousness that constitute the self]. For whom are the ten directions established? Their original nature is the body of emptiness that is self-evident.
The source of the experienceMyōe
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