A quote from Prajñāpāramitā.
'It is noteworthy that the ontology of Prajñāpāramitā is represented here, and elsewhere, as a simple coninuation, or extension, of the traditional Buddhist doctrine of 'non-self' (an-attā).'
Blog author's Comments.
it is also mentioned in the Heart Sutra, that Emptiness is Form & Form is Emptiness. All conditioned things are impermanent, empty, illusory. Even wisdoms disappear when one becomes Enlightened, only to return in their perfect forms.
It is advised in the Heart Sutra, that one should study Prajñāpāramitā with Impermanence in Mind, with Emptiness in Mind, with an Illusory Nature of Reality in Mind.
A quote from Wikipedia.
'In Buddhism, the term anattā (Pali) or anātman (Sanskrit) refers to the doctrine of "non-self", that there is no unchanging, permanent soul (blog author's addition: there's also no unchanging, permanent ego) in living beings. It is one of the seven beneficial perceptions in Buddhism, and along with Dukkha (suffering) and Anicca (impermanence), it is one of three Right Understandings about the three marks of existence.'
> [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anatta ].
A quote from Wikipedia:
'Ontology is the philosophical study of the nature of being, becoming, existence or reality as well as the basic categories of being and their relations. Traditionally listed as a part of the major branch of philosophy known as metaphysics, ontology often deals with questions concerning what entities exist or may be said to exist and how such entities may be grouped, related within a hierarchy, and subdivided according to similarities and differences.
Principal questions of ontology include:
"What can be said to exist?"
"What is a thing?"
"Into what categories, if any, can we sort existing things?"
"What are the meanings of being?"
"What are the various modes of being of entities?"'
> [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ontology ].
May all beings have happines and causes of happiness,
May they be free from suffering and the cause of suffering,
May they always experience true happiness, which is totally free from suffering,
May they remain in the great equanimity, which is beyond attachment and aversion.
OM MAHAKALAYE SOHA
OM MANI PEME HUNG
OM A RA PA CA NA DHIH
OM AMI DEWA HRI
Namaste, blessed be.