• I was contemplating and marinating in the "not found" essence I posted about a few days ago here when there was a marked changed in perception. I had been seeing the "not here, not anywhere, non-local" taste of everything that was coming up on the cushion and off. At one point I started to feel the whole phenomenal field as flux, then it spread to this body-mind. Everything felt like transient presence that is not found. The mind "interacting" with things was seen to have always been various clusters of conditions exerting themselves as the sense field. It was seen that it has always been this way, no center to anything at all. I sat there with my jaw hanging open for 5 minutes, such a giant sense of relief and gratitude washed over me. It felt like I had been involved somehow with keeping up the radiance of the transient field and I had just dropped that. The whole thing is doing itself, what I think of as me interacting with the world is just scattered transience, not found, not linked. My mind blew up and didn't come back together and it's so much better this way. Empty, Luminous, Not here, Not anywhere, Just flux with no boundaries, all boundaries were strictly conceptual. Fluxing gonna flux. 🙏 🙏 🙏
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    I forgot to mention right before this in my practice I was starting to intuit the nature of grasping and how emptiness directly counteracts that. The feeling of "being involved" was grasping and then the whole field was realized to be always already empty. No more conditions for grasping the field itself, so that let go and caused the feeling of everything doing itself

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What is a good commentary of mmk?

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I like Garfield's.

 

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I’ve read almost all of them, and the one by Mark Siderits & Shoryu Katsura is the most balanced and unbiased by far: https://www.amazon.com/Nagarjunas-Middle.../dp/1614290504

That isn’t always what you want though. Sometimes you want the author to weight in more heavily, and for that nothing beats Mervyn Sprung’s Lucid Exposition of the Middle Way.

 

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I've actually just started rereading the MMK with Garfield's commentary along with Siderits/Katsura. I find the latter very "lofty", going into little detail, although helpful at times. I'm only 2 chapters in though.

 

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André, I would distinguish between a commentary and an explanation. A commentary need only clarify what the root text is actually saying, because it was often cryptic to save words and fit the meter. For instance Candrakirti wrote a commentary on MMK, and also his own text explaining Madhyamaka. I think Siderits is an exemplary commentary, and for an explanation I go to Westerhoff.

 

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John tan said "In terms of ranking, I prefer Jan Westerhoff, Garfield then Siderits. Like what Tyler said Siderits is more of clarifying what the root text is saying, his presentation is quite structured in point forms and the settings behind the text and opponent views help readers understand the root text better. Westerhoff went far beyond and many points are related to anatta insight but more from the philosophical angle. But what all these books lack is how it can help one breakthrough conceptualities, what exactly is mmk trying to arrive at. After studying mmk, how does it help in freeing our mind?”

 

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There are a couple of things I really like about Westerhoff. The first is that his "Western philosophy" style exposition makes it easier for me to grasp the subtle points than the explanations by shedra trained khenpos/geshes that I have seen. I have the same praise for Garfield. The second is that he incorporates Tsongkhapa's illuminating philosophical insights on various points without being a fully Gelug presentation, which is what Garfield gives. 

 

 

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    , loved the quote by Tsong-Kha-Pa! By the way just to let you know I have started my study of Nagarjuna. Using the book by Mark Siderits. Have you got any other suggestion?
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    And for a basic introductory book on emptiness, can also check out “how to see yourself as you really are” by dalai lama, which greg goode has also written a commentary (findable on his website) based on that text

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    [11:32 PM, 8/20/2018] Soh Wei Yu: Ok
    [11:34 PM, 8/20/2018] John Tan: How u see yourself as u really r is a good read too
    [11:34 PM, 8/20/2018] Soh Wei Yu: Dalai Lama?
    [11:34 PM, 8/20/2018] Soh Wei Yu: Ya I read before. It’s good
    [11:34 PM, 8/20/2018] John Tan: Yes
    [11:35 PM, 8/20/2018] Soh Wei Yu: TOP recommendation by Greg lol
    [11:35 PM, 8/20/2018] Soh Wei Yu: He also made a commentary on that text
    [11:35 PM, 8/20/2018] John Tan: Is it?
    [11:35 PM, 8/20/2018] John Tan: Lol
    [10:25 AM, 8/22/2018] John Tan: After mmk, I realized it is all just anatta...lol although going in-depth on mmk helps to provide deeper understanding.
    [10:25 AM, 8/22/2018] John Tan: 🤣
    [11:36 AM, 8/22/2018] Soh Wei Yu: What do u mean
    [11:37 AM, 8/22/2018] Soh Wei Yu: The way Hong wen Liang explain mmk also like Anaya
    [11:37 AM, 8/22/2018] Soh Wei Yu: Anatta
    [11:38 AM, 8/22/2018] John Tan: It is anatta but don't want to say to much lah
    [11:38 AM, 8/22/2018] John Tan: Lol
    [11:41 AM, 8/22/2018] John Tan: It however provides us deeper insights and can clear those tendencies that relates to mind obscuration to a great extend especially on the issue of production and existence.
    [11:45 AM, 8/22/2018] Soh Wei Yu: Oic..
    [11:47 AM, 8/22/2018] John Tan: Anatta is experiential insight but certain mind obscurstion tendencies are difficult to see and r brought to light through ultimate analysis. This helps a lot.
    [11:48 AM, 8/22/2018] Soh Wei Yu: Ic..
    [6:28 PM, 8/22/2018] Soh Wei Yu: Btw
    [6:28 PM, 8/22/2018] Soh Wei Yu: U remember what Greg Goode wrote about his experience with madhyamika
    [6:29 PM, 8/22/2018] John Tan: No
    [6:29 PM, 8/22/2018] Soh Wei Yu: It led to anatta sort of insight and experience
    [6:29 PM, 8/22/2018] Soh Wei Yu: His contemplation on prior entity
    [6:29 PM, 8/22/2018] John Tan: Can't remember
    [6:30 PM, 8/22/2018] Soh Wei Yu: "It
    looks your Bahiya Sutta experience helped you see awareness in a
    different way, more .... empty. You had a background in a view that saw
    awareness as more inherent or essential or substantive?
    I
    had an experience like this too. I was reading a sloka in Nagarjuna's
    treatise about the "prior entity," and I had been meditating on
    "emptiness is form" intensely for a year. These two threads came
    together in a big flash. In a flash, I grokked the emptiness of
    awareness as per Madhyamika. This realization is quite different from
    the Advaitic oneness-style realization. It carries one out to the
    "ten-thousand things" in a wonderful, light and free and kaleidoscopic,
    playful insubstantial clarity and immediacy. No veils, no holding back.
    No substance or essence anywhere, but love and directness and intimacy " - http://awakeningtoreality.blogspot.com.au/.../greg-goode...
    [6:31 PM, 8/22/2018] John Tan: Ic
    [6:33 PM, 8/22/2018] John Tan: Mmk helps me a lot on clear the obscuration on existence and production. Not so much in experiential experience. Experience remains the same, more on karmic obscuration that blinds me on these aspects.
    [6:34 PM, 8/22/2018] John Tan: But there e lots of confusions due to the usages of certain terms across the different schools. Need quite some time to clarify all these terms.
    [6:36 PM, 8/22/2018] Soh Wei Yu: Oic..
    [6:36 PM, 8/22/2018] Soh Wei Yu: Maybe because u already realise anatta. When Greg read madhyamika he was still stuck with one mind subsuming
    [6:37 PM, 8/22/2018] John Tan: Possibly

 

 

 

 
 

    I was investigating Presence this morning and trying to probe into beliefs that are hidden or unquestioned. I saw that presence was still not emptied. It was assumed to have a clarity/luminosity as an attribute of it. This was giving it a subtle essence or reification. I saw that the clarity/luminosity was dependently designated on the IS-ness of presence. Everything seemed to get "closer" or more intimate and somehow presence became more direct, more present, less fixed, less grasping. This was a nice release and thought I would share in case this opens anything up for others.
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    can you please describe how you were investigating Presence? ie. if I wanted to do the same, how would I go about it?
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    Sure. I'll give you the lead up to it as well since the mindset was probably a condition leading to the insight. Having got comfortable in presence (in the seeing, just the seen, no seer for all senses), I was reading this blurb from the blog: The section labelled "On Emptiness" in http://www.awakeningtoreality.com/.../on-anatta-emptiness.... While this was happening I was investigating where is that voice that occurs when reading, is located. I had been getting more comfortable recently looking at where thoughts occur directly and not psyching myself out because they don't seem to exist in space. I did this for awhile noticing how the reading continues, the eyes move on their own, and this voice of the text is appearing as a vague somewhere. After getting really settled at looking at this voice and how it is non-local (doesn't have a location of itself) which gives a feeling of it's emptiness, I realized that presence itself is still being grasped at, specifically the clarity aspect. I investigated this by looking directly at presence itself (which also has no location) and seeing that it doesn't have clarity as an attribute as it's existence. More that there is presence and we give it the attribute "clarity" with our mind as a conceptual designation only. It doesn't inherently exist like that. At this point from my previous practices in seeing things as conceptual designations only, the mind saw presence was empty and stopped grasping it. At that moment I saw how there was still subtle grasping at the clarity of presence and how it was even nicer to let that go.
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  • That's fantastic, thanks so much Jayson. I've just tried to read your post without the voice. I can't do it! but it feels like I almost can. Very hard to see words without voicing them 🙂 I've found a similar but easier thing in listening to music. Have you noticed how your mind plays the music you're hearing a split sencod after you hear it? The mental impression of the music I guess. It's easy enough to shut that down and just pay bare attention but it feels quite similar to your reading voice thing. I will ponder the fine points of your investigation when I meditate in the morning lol..
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    John Tan: That is great insight but not just thoughts, sound, smell..etc.  what abt colors, lights...vividly vision?  Where is the lurid scenery right before the eyes now?  Don't privileged mind over phenomena or phenomena over mind.

    It does not only apply only to referent of conceptual constructs r not found, even non-dual presence is not found...taste this not found deeply...the -A...

    Then look at DO....if mind is de-constructed, there is no mind and into anatta, and phenomena too r deconstructed....without privileging either mind or phenomena, move deeply into dependent designation/origination, taste the formation, deconstruction and see the freedom of natural and spontaneous perfection.

    Post anatta, insight is not so much about the radiance of presence, that is a given, it is the +A and -A taste...

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    JT:
    Knowing is not enough...but taste the depth of how this "not found" becomes the wisdom that frees.
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    Yes exactly. I have been doing the not found tastes a lot recently. How mind is not found, thoughts are not found, I've done the vivid scenery not found in the past as well. Appearance is, but in no location at all

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    JT:
    Not found is more tasty than full presence 🤣🤣🤣
    If extended to all appearances, then the entire body mind will be pervaded by this single taste of "not found" -- immensely spacious and free, natural and spontaneous. He should spend some quality time on that.
    Then relate this taste to essencelessness and understand the conceptual relationship and experiential taste of:
    --Essencelessness and the 8 extremes.
    --Essencelessness and dependent designations.
    --Essencelessness and total exertion.
    --Essencelessness and the manifold of appearances.
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    Thanks! I will do that. Not found is more tasty than full presence 😁
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Means see the essencelessness of what appears and refine the view of essencelessness according to the abv instead of relating through presence. Put presence aside  · 12m

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JT: U should focus on that instead of PCEs, it will help u relinquish fear, attachment and energy imbalances, radiance of presence will b soft and light, yet natural and immense. · 8m

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Seems like this: http://www.awakeningtoreality.com/.../putting-aside...
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    10/21/2012 3:44 PM: John: U expressed well in Total exertion. That is actualizing and being less dogmatic
    10/21/2012 3:50 PM: John: As of now, u should hv no trace of innate clarity anymore...
    10/21/2012 3:55 PM: John: After a while, u will forget everything abt this innate clarity...like view being actualized and cast aside
    10/21/2012 4:01 PM: John: Ur practice entering the 3 states seem to progress well. All the six entries and exists must b beaming bright and energetic for u now..to penetrate the 3 states...
    10/21/2012 4:02 PM: John: In addition ur faith and merit must be there
    10/21/2012 4:02 PM: John: Practice hard
    ....
    [9:23 AM, 6/3/2020] John Tan: Now if luminosity is intrinsic and inherent in all cognitive states of our continuum, how can it b prasangika?
    [9:25 AM, 6/3/2020] John Tan: This is the issue of mahamudra and dzogchen despite claiming that mmk is the definitive view.
    (Soh: Mahamudra and Dzogchen also teaches the emptiness of Awareness, so this is referring to certain teachers, texts and writings I just pasted to him)
    Also important and relevant:
    Malcolm:
    The idea that things have natures is refuted by Nāgārjuna in the MMK, etc., Bhavaviveka, Candrakīrti, etc., in short by all Madhyamakas.
    A "non-inherent nature" is a contradiction in terms.
    The error of mundane, conventionally-valid perception is to believe that entities have natures, when in fact they do not, being phenomena that arise from conditions. It is quite easy to show a worldly person the contradiction in their thinking. Wetness and water are not two different things; therefore wetness is not the nature of water. Heat and fire are not two different things, therefore, heat is not the nature of fire, etc. For example, one can ask them, "Does wetness depend on water, or water on wetness?" If they claim wetness depends on water, ask them, where is there water that exists without wetness? If they claim the opposite, that water depends on wetness, ask them, where is there wetness that exists without water? If there is no wetness without water nor water without wetness, they can easily be shown that wetness is not a nature of water, but merely a name for the same entity under discussion. Thus, the assertion that wetness is the nature of water cannot survive analysis. The assertion of all other natures can be eliminated in the same way.
    ...
    Then not only are you ignorant of the English language, but you are ignorant of Candrakīrti where, in the Prasannapāda, he states that the only nature is the natureless nature, emptiness.
    Then, if it is asked what is this dharmatā of phenomena, it is the essence of phenomena. If it is ask what is an essence, it is a nature [or an inherent existence, rang bzhin]. If it is asked what is an inherent existence [or nature], it is emptiness. If it is asked what is emptiness, it is naturelessness [or absence of inherent existence]. If it is asked what is the absence of inherent existence [or naturelessness], it is suchness [tathāta]. If it is asked what is suchness, it is the essence of suchness that is unchanging and permanent, that is, because it is not fabricated it does not arise in all aspects and because it is not dependent, it is called the nature [or inherent existence] of fire, etc."
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    [9:26 AM, 6/3/2020] John Tan: That [heat being a characteristic of fire] is precisely not prasangika and is rejected that heat is a characteristic of fire and wetness is a characteristic of water.
    [9:27 AM, 6/3/2020] John Tan: In tsongkhapa difficult points, he rejected awareness.

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    Anyway it's a good insight you're having. Adding this to post-anatta contemplation in AtR guide.
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    John Tan asked if you are a student of Malcolm

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    I am not. I don't have a teacher at the moment. I followed the Mahasi method in the beginning and then dug into your blog. Most recently I have been following directions from Lama Lena on Mind-Mind looking as described in her Dzogchen videos tho.
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    where you on retreat yesterday or the previous time?

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    Not sure what you are asking here, but I have not been on retreat. Most of my practice these days takes place during the course of the day. Also what previous time are you referring to?

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    there was a pointing out this week and last week
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    Oh you are talking about Lama Lena? I was not in either. I was watching some older videos from 2019.
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    When you post about the ending of rigpa, you mean the ending of a substantialized awareness right? Not the ending of the cognizance/luminosity? I think of rigpa as the latter, not the former, so it is surprising to hear of it "ending."

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    (I saw your response to me about this earlier but I didn't see this point clarified.)

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    Means what
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    is pointing to.
    If you are not clear about what he is saying, you can ask him to elaborate...

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    Okay thank you, it is clear. I am surprised then that Malcolm uses the word "rigpa" to mean a reified presence as opposed to its usual definition as empty cognizance.

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    It means seeing, awareness and knowing is exhausted. This was my question to Anurag the other day.

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    But Jayson MPaul is pointing to an even subtler insight post-anatta.

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    Even AF Richard didn't see what Jayson MPaul is saying

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    Perhaps it is just a terminology issue I am hung up on. The clarity / luminosity does not "stop" (because "when" could that even happen?). But it is no longer seen as the property of anything. It is totally empty.
    Or maybe I should just ignore this for the time being 😊.

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    Check out those two articles, I think it will be clearer for you

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    Thank you. I think I am saying the same thing as those articles (which I read before). If I am not (as you seem to be suggesting) then I look forward to discovering that. 🙏🏽

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    I read the article of Scott Kiloby you posted. He is deconstructing the Awareness as Witness model i.e an awareness to which arisings appear. However what I am saying is that all phenomena are awareness. Now the confusion generally arises with this statement is that of a substantial Awareness moulding phenomena like gold is made into various ornaments. This is negated by the fact that Awareness is attributeless (free of all conceptual dualities - like substance/formless etc.) So one can say that Awareness is a conventional designation which is used to designate the fact that no phenomena have any inherent essence. Thus the word Awareness maps exactly to the word Emptiness. I also cleared that I use this word more because I want to say that Advaita is not reifying any "thing", "essence" or "background" in using the word Awareness. It has just started receiving some bad rap 🙂
    What I meant by "seeing never gets exhausted" is that there is never a moment when there are no appearances. I did not talk of an impersonal background seer.

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    you write "luminosity... is not seen as a property of any thing". There are no "things" separate from luminosity. And luminosity is not any thing either.

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    I wrote "anything" and not "any thing." May seem like a minor difference, but words get really hard here, as I'm sure you appreciate. Another way to say it is that luminosity is not a property or attribute, period. Similarly, I'm sure Jayson did not mean that there are "things" when he wrote "Everything seemed to get "closer" or more intimate."
    As he clarified below, he is using the word "presence" to indicate the subtle objectification of clarity. Sticking with that terminology, I think
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    is pointing out that rigpa-as-presence is exhausted, not that clarity is exhausted. Since I always understood the word "rigpa" to mean the empty clarity/luminosity anyway, I was surprised to hear Malcolm say that it is exhausted.
    For some reason my language is still not connecting with Soh, and although I don't know why, I'm not sure it's worth worrying about right now.
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    , I understand what you wrote now and earlier too. I was not actually trying to point out anything to you, just making things more clear 🙂

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    language is always slippery, especially as we inch closer and closer to non-duality. What helps here is a little generosity from parties on both sides of the dialogue to clear things out. One thing we have to understand is that there are no "objective" referents to words. So I may use Awareness to imply or reify it as an essence, as is done in the Witness stage. This has its uses at a certain stage of self inquiry. Post collapse of Witness, Awareness is seen to be empty of all conceptual dualities/attributes. So the same word can be or rather is used in Advaita to denote Awareness as nature of all phenomena free from the four extreme views. [The last is mentioned by Gaudapada in Mandukya Karika]
    "“Verse 4.83. Childish persons verily cover It (fail to know It) by predicating of It such attributes as existence, nonexistence, existence and non-existence and absolute nonexistence, derived respectively from their notion of change, immovability, combination of both and absolute negation.”
    If this is understood it is not necessary for me to match my vocabulary.
    I mention all this in my Stages of Self Inquiry page on my website. https://neevselfinquiry.in/stages-of-self-inquiry/
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    I agree with most of what you have written. One thing I don't understand is why you capitalize Awareness, or why "It" is capitalized in the Gaudapada quote. This definitely gives the impression of trying to establish the luminosity, as opposed to it being totally empty. A Buddhist might say there is no "It" or even "it," and that communicates something quite different to me, despite words having no objective referents.

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    BTW awareness and awareness cannot be synonyms, because emptiness is the mere fact that nothing can be ultimately established. There is a very important reason that Buddhist masters harp on the emptiness of the luminosity, and don't spend as much time talking about the luminosity (or "awareness") itself. If Advaita spent as much time tearing down awareness in the same way, it would be easier for me to see the parallel. Even the quote you give doesn't communicate to me that radical negation.

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    I capitalize Awareness to denote it to be different from ordinary awareness that people mean: with a subject object duality. Every person knows he is aware. But we are talking about Awareness as the nature of phenomena.
    For the rest, I can't comment anything more because it contains your personal impressions or preferences. One is free to go either which way.
    If you feel Advaita has not spent time tearing down anything you can have a dialogue with me on what concept it has left deconstructed, I shall help you out with it. If you need a little help on understanding that quote, I can help you. It is the chatuskoti or the tetralemma or the four cornered negation spoken in a slightly condensed way.

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    I guess you have to read more carefully. I have never "established" Awareness "inherently" anywhere. The tetralemma is precisely meant to obviate that. Since you had some difficulty in understanding it I shall repeat it again in a more detailed way.
    One cannot say that
    1. Awareness exists
    2. Awareness does not exist
    3. Awareness both exists and does not exist.
    4. Awareness neither exists nor not exists.
    You can interchange the word Awareness with phenomena as Awareness is phenomena.

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    if you say "there is no 'it' " implying "There is no Awareness", you fall into the error of one of the four extreme views. (i.e - the second view above)

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    John Tan said,
    “Not sure what Anurag meant by nothing is established but sounded like instead of "freedom" from the 4 extremes of the tetralemma, there seem to b an establishment of a super Awareness that "transcends" the 4 extremes. Tetralemma has always been quite problematic🤣 that is y Tsongkhapa added qualifiers like "exist conventionally" and "not exist ultimately" to present the tetralemma in a more logical fashion whereas other schools simply see the purpose is to pacify the mind from all views, notions and concepts instead of finding "something" that can transcend or satisfy all the 4 conditions.
    Anyway it will be seen as quite final by any practitioner that collapses both subject and object into pure seeing. Unless 缘 arises to relinquish both awareness and phenomena, whatever said will be quite futile for now.”

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  • When you mean clarity do you mean as a subtle object?

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    I believe that is the same thing as what I meant. I was grasping clarity as inherently existing in presence. But like with any attribute (ie color), it is not located in the object. So perhaps presence is the subtle object in this case.
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  • As Lama Lena says. YarrrrTawa
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  • Jayson MPaul
    Is it a fair characterization of your post to say any sensation of awareness is merely inferred and/or conceptualized (or similarly, any possible categorization of awareness must be a thought)?
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    Michael Bridge
    That is fair. I've never experienced a thing called awareness. It was always other sensations masquerading as awareness.
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