inadequate language

inadequate language

Language that we use is so limited. In fact that is why ?..? the ultimate truth cannot be spoken, listen to, thought about, contemplated, you cannot meditate, you cannot fathom, the ultimate truth. Because our language is inadequate, this is why every time we talk about emptiness to you, you, most of us, we ended up thinking in the terms of negation. Some kind of a nihilistic non-existence. And this is where things can really go wrong. And you know, I was telling you: “If you have a ego as big as mountain that is fine. But if you have a misunderstanding on emptiness and attachment to that, even as small as a sesame seed, that is far worse.” That is what Buddha said.

Parting from the four attachments, Nepal June 2009
(->videos on youtube)

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