Buddhism & Relativity
Oct 07, 1999 06:26 AM
by Gerald Schueler
>>But mutual dependence in Buddhism is not Einsteinian
Agreed. Relativity would have space and time depend
on mass while Buddhism would have every single "thing"
on the physical, astral, and mental planes depend for its
existence on other "things." But there is a further analogy,
so to speak, in the sense that Relativity has virtually the only
independent "thing" as the speed of light while Buddhism has
the only independent "thing" as absolute truth (vs relative truth
in the two-truths doctrine). Dzog Chen, as I understand it,
would have no independent "thing" at all because even
independence is a relative (and thus dependent) concept.
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