Emptiness and Middle Way
- Contemplating emptiness, the Middle Way, and the emptiness of self nature
- Why contemplation of emptiness and of the Middle Way are one?
- The Middle Way and its applications
- The Middle Way and its application (continued)
Contemplating emptiness, the Middle Way, and the emptiness of self nature
“This being, that becomes. From the arising of this, that arises. This not being, that does not become. From the ceasing of this, that ceases.”
Why contemplation of emptiness and of the Middle Way are one?
Seeing things as they truly are, transcending right or wrong, good or evil, without attaching to a certain standpoint. This is the Middle Way.
The Middle Way and its applications
The Middle Way requires us to think in emptiness and act according to conditions, without taking a fixed standpoint, attaching to a certain judgment. Thereby we can constantly make progress.
To stop our negative inclinations, we should constantly observe our thoughts and emotions, and stop and correct the negative. Then the volitional action will wane.
Parents should spend more time communicating with their children. Resort to guidance rather than authoritarianism.
Practice means mending our ways. We should constantly observe, examine and train our mind to develop it toward the wholesome.