newest entry 2001-11-15 5:32 p.m.

"Blessed One, what is meant by this term Nirvana?"

Replied the Buddha, "When the self-nature and the habit-energy of all the sense-discriminations, including ego (alaya), intellect (manas), and the faculty of judgment (manovijnana), from which issue the habit-energy of wrong speculations--when all these go through a revulsion, I and all the Buddhas declare that there is Nirvana. The way and the self-nature of this Nirvana is emptiness, which is the state of reality."

Lankavatara Sutra 38

"Habit-energy"! I love that. Habits do have a life of their own, and we mistakenly identify with them. But that ain't the truth.

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