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shunyata
Self-portrait on a mirror, against a background of dualisms that do not have a mirror image (dualisms are marked in red). Who am I? In Śunjata, I am not an observer, because there is no one to observe. I am not a receiver of sensory stimuli, because there is no one to receive sensory stimuli. I am not even an uninvolved, non-participating, unfeeling, passive, silent, absent, mindless witness, because there is nothing that can be grasped as a witness. In the mind located in Śunjata, the external world perceived by the senses is reflected as in a mirror. The reflected image of external reality is devoid of form - meaning, distinction, judgment. It is only a filtered reflection, purified of properties. Apart from this reflection, nothing else can be found. In a mind where there is no inner Self, there is only the external world that fills it. Who am I when there is no conscious inner Self? I am all that is visible on the outside. Who am I? The external world. (2022)
shunyata
Is there really nothing constant in the Universe everything is subject to change?
Simultaneous representation of repeated attempts to know the true nature of things. The leather brown bag in Śunjata's reality is not a bag, it is not leather and it is not brown - it is a thing seen without form (without property and without time). Learning about the nature of being in successive experiences of Śunjata. Each time, the thing without form manifests itself in the same way - the nature of the leather brown bag - the nature of the thing without form - is the same in each Śunjata experience. It is unchanging. (2022)
siunjata
The concept of being in Shunyata. The concept of being in European philosophy does not transcend rational cognition, does not transcend conventional reality. How then to define being in the reality of Shunyata, which is also a kind of existence? Because being is always related to concepts - "He exists", "They exist" - never transcends conventional reality. In Shunyata, concepts are not present, but this does not mean that existence is not observed in it. "He" and "They" are visible in Shunyata. Since they are visible, they cannot be non-being. It is existence without form. It is a purified existence - devoid of concepts (devoid of form). A thing that in conventional reality "exists as an object with properties" in Shunyata is "visible without properties". "Visible without property" as an eyewitness is a singularity, having no counterpart in conventional reality. The existential judgment here is the process of seeing itself - the mirroring of the external world in the mind. The existential judgment taking the form of "the visibility of the thing-object without property" is a sufficient confirmation of the real existence of the thing. The confirmation of real existence is the very fact of presence in the visual field. (Buddhists attribute "existence" only to objects in conventional reality, whereas in Shunyata they define it as "no longer being" but also "not yet nothingness.") Translation of the word " Shunyata" - devoid of. The presence of the nature of Shunyata is indicated in blue. (2022)
shunyata
Dualisms. The invocation of love invokes hatred, the invocation of gentleness invokes cruelty, the invocation of presence invokes non-existence. In Shunyata reality, the forms of objects do not exist. If the properties of objects are not realized, dualisms are also not present. If the property of "tall" tree does not exist, neither does the dualism of "tall-low" exist. Immaterial dualisms such as "good-evil" or "love-hate" also do not exist. The absence of dualisms is one of the characteristics of Shunyata. (2022)
sunjata
"Crystalline purity" as rain. To distinguish it from conventional reality, the reality of Śunjata is marked in blue. The property that characterizes the reality of Shunyata - "crystalline purity" - is an eye-pleasing property. It is one of the elements confirming entering into Shunyata and manifesting being in the Void. The property of "crystalline purity" is difficult to describe, because there is no analogous or even similar property in conventional (commonly experienced) reality, and there is no conceptual resource to do so. A certain approximation might be, not entirely aptly, a comparison to sharp vision with corrective glasses. In Shunyata's reality, however, the change is not a sharpening of the image in the field of vision, but a clearing of things and space of the obscuring "substance". It is the removal of the obscuring filter consisting of elements that affect the ultimate mental representation of conventional reality. We do not realize how much intangible entities (e.g., properties, concepts) affect the image of visible reality. These entities significantly change it. Conscious mind occupied with properties, concepts, judgment, analysis, marks the seen reality with its activity, giving it a specific essence. In everyday life we are not aware that we perceive this essence all the time. It is an immanent component of conventional reality (commonly experienced). This essence makes the reality we see as normal, in fact it is distorted, often illegible, obscured, scattered, disjointed, incomplete. Generally - dirty. This "dirt" is the mental representation of the obscuring: phenomena, properties and concepts. The removal of these distortions and dirtiness, as in Shunyata, is the basis for the emergence of the property of "crystal clarity". It is a visible property. It has its own strongly marked essentiality. It is one of the most important characteristics of the reality of Shunyata. But it is not purity understood as transparency of mental states. It is not purity understood as the absence of physical disturbance of the image. Describing it in terms available in conventional reality - it is clarity, unambiguity and distinctness. The property of "crystalline purity" is one of the elements that make up the specific, clearly visible essentiality of the reality of Shunyata. (2022)
shunyata
Eternity as orange rain. The property that characterizes the reality of Shunyata - "eternity". In conventional reality, the mind never has access to experiencing eternity. Eternity is then a vague concept associated with infinity. The designator of eternity is never-ending existence. The concept of eternity is ultimately verified by the experience of Shunyata. In Shunyata it is the present moment. It is the ongoing "now". It is the endless process of the availability of the "now" - without the presence of the implicit anticipation of "then", without the implicit presence of "before". Eternity, however, is not a concept. It is an eyewitness property, an entity perceived visually. It is closely related to timelessness and created by this timelessness. The absence of time distorting the image of reality reveals one of the specific consistencies of Shunyata's reality - eternity. Eternity is seen as clear and strongly marked. It clearly imposes its character and shapes the visible reality. It gives it the essence of unshakable abiding in the here and now. It permeates all things. Things in their simplest form of existence are visible precisely in eternity. The reality of seeing eternity in the reality of Shunyata is complete. This reality (of the endless "now"), is at the same level of intensity and saturation as the reality of the existence of objects in conventional reality (commonly experienced). The vision of eternity is an immanent feature of Shunyata's reality, devoid of mystical references. There is no Shunyata without seeing eternity. (2022)
shunyata
The car as a concept against the background of conventional reality. From this perspective, Shunyata is present but invisible. It is marked with blue elements to make the message clearer. (2022)
shunyata
Cohsai the hermit, full of gratitude, humbly waits in line. Chocolate in Shunyata does not exist as chocolate. Although it is physically present, as a thing with the consistency of chocolate is visible. The substance has no chocolate taste, but it does not taste like a pickle, it just tastes like one. Just as it does not have a chocolate smell, but it does not smell like perfume, it just smells. (2022)
shunyata
A dog-not-dog with a yellow-not-yellow tail-not-tail. In Shunyata reality, the dog does not have a torso, head, paws and tail but is a single entity - a dog-not-dog forming a unity with the external world. Existential judgment in conventional reality consists of a rational and an emotional part. The rational part is an invocation of concepts. An assertion like "a tree exists" is an assertion secondary to the act of cognition because of the use of two concepts, "tree" and "exists". In the cognitive act of existential judgment itself, there is an emotional component in addition to the recall of concepts previously known to the mind. The verb "exists" evokes an impulse, an emotion associated with affirmation. The nature of the existential judgment is the affirmative emotion evoked by the recall of concepts. Devoid of emotion, an existential judgment based only on the assertion "the tree exists" would be a mere reflection. Only the emotion of affirmation is a signal of affirmation of existence. However, both reflection and affirmation are secondary in the process of cognition of being because they are based on already established concepts. Existential judgment in conventional reality is a judgment about properties. It is an affirmation of the existence of conceptual-emotional relationship, not an affirmation of the existence of real being. The confirmation of the existence of a real entity is the act of pure seeing of that entity, without the conceptual and emotional component. In the reality of Shunyata, there is no need for incidental existential judgments, because existence in its pure form is confirmed all the time through permanent availability. In the reality of Shunyata, there are no properties of objects that absorb the mind and obscure real existence. In the absence of the visibility of the properties of objects, only their pure being is manifested. In conventional reality, the existential judgment is a false judgment of existence. The being of real existing things can only be seen in the reality of Shunyata. (2022)
shunyata
A thing that simultaneously is and is not a dog. In the reality of Shunyata, a dog is not a dog. In Shunyata the dog is not visible. Instead, the thing-not-dog is visible. The thing-not-dog in conventional being is a component of the one indivisible Great Being in the Shunyata. The existence of the non-dog is contained in the existence of all other things, and all other things are contained in the existence of the non-dog. The thing-not-dog is in billions, eons of other things, and the entire Universe is contained in the thing that is and is not-dog at the same time. (2022)
shunyata
Excerpt from media reports from the perspective of Shunyata. Zbigniew S. does not lose his temper in the middle of a family argument and does not hit Margaret S., because in Shunyata there is no such thing as temper and hitting is not hitting. For the same reason Margaret S. does not become depressed, because depression does not exist in Shunyata. In an act of desperation, she does not kill her three children Antos, Matthew, and Olivia, because names do not exist in Shunyata. There are no children in Shunyata, and there is no such thing as killing. He does not set fire to his house and does not commit suicide because there is no fire in Shunyata and suicide does not exist. (2022)

 

Shunyata
The interior with the orange dog - an example of the transfer of the image of conventional reality to the reality of Shunyata. Looking at the image, assume that the wooden table in the foreground is not a table and is not wooden. The purple tablecloth that lies on the table is not a tablecloth and there is no way it could be purple. The lamp standing on the table is not a lamp. Similarly, the painting hanging on the wall does not depict picturesque mountains, because it is not a painting and there are no mountains on it. The dog with orange fur is not standing at the table because the dog drawn is not a dog, does not have orange fur, and is not drawn. Using the above assumptions, the image will be seen in the same way in both realities. (2022)