Emptiness and Luminosity
These pictures visualize the intersection of the distinct but convergent lenses of contemporary quantum physics and 2600 years of Buddhist Dharma. Each describes a reality that is limitlessly vast and infinitely interconnected: every single thing in endless flux.
The Dharma teaches that each of us and all phenomena are impermanent, constantly changing, and empty of intrinsic existence. What appears as reality is no more substantial than the ripples on a pond. All the phenomena we perceive are inseparable results of a web of causes and conditions that encompass the whole of apparent existence. Ultimate truth is the emptiness and luminosity that our minds would know if freed from all fixation.Quantum physics is the prevailing scientific theory of how things work. It implies that only the relationships between phenomena clearly exist. Countless spinning, vibrating strings of spacetime materialize as waves of matter and energy that in turn appear as everything
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