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The Ceasing of Notions – 08 The Way

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The Ceasing of Notions [or the Treatise on the Transcendence of Cognition]

22.  Emmon asks ‘Then what does the Way ultimately depend on?'

Master Nyuri answers: ’Ultimately it does not depend on anything like emptiness, it relies on nothing.
If the way did depend on anything there would be stopping and starting, lord and retainer.'

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23.  Emmon 'Then where does the Way itself come from and what is the function of the Dharma?'

Master Nyuri : 'The Way comes from emptiness, and all things are the functioning of the Dharma'.

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24.  Emmon:  'And who makes it function?'

Master Nyuri:  'Nobody makes it function - the Dharma-realm functions of itself, according to its own nature.'

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25.  Emmon:  'Is the Dharma-realm not subject to the power of the karma of sentient beings?'

Master Nyuri: 'Whoever is karmically motivated is subject to karma and can no longer function freely.  How could one who is not free to function dig the ocean, pile up mountains, set heaven at ease and create the earth?'

 

 

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