Two Metaphysical Senses of Emptiness: Sense 1: This oldest sense of the term is merely the concept of manta (and consequently the five Kansas). This is the understanding taken up by the Sense 2: tradition of Buddhism. This understanding is the newer of the two (although from our perspective it s quite ancient). In short, it is the claim that all of reality is radically not merely the "self. " This meaning of emptiness is corn to the tradition of Buddhism, and originates in the Mohammad philosophy of Nicaragua. However, we need a little bit more detail to do the notion justice.
Dependent Origination: The central idea behind dependent origination is that everything is radically and in radical One important consequence of this is that there are neither nor causes effects-?there is nothing that can be identified as the cause or the e effect. There is only the momentary interrelation of the five processes. Thus, reality is no more than a vast system Of _processes. Do not confuse this with the scalded "butterfly effect. " Another important consequence is that there are no There arena' metaphysically NT upon everything else. Objects. Indeed, everything is radically depended
Other terminology for dependent origination includes "interdependent arising " "interdependent coarsening," or simply "interdependence. " Wrapping up: So, the distinction between the two senses of emptiness is really one of just r stringing the radical interdependence of the Kansas to the "self" and of globalization it to all of reality. However, the implications of globalization interdependence are important. The y include: 1. There are no 2. Everything is 3. There are no on and things at all. With everything else. 4. Literally nothing exists-?only causes and effects. Exist-?and thus no Exist. 5. Ignorance as a cause of ducked not only means that one is ignorant of the truth of manta, but that one is also ignorant of the above four facts (among others). These consequences are very important to note when discussing the differed CE between and which we won't be able to fully summarize until the end of this section. An Interesting Question: self next? Given that Buddhism accepts that notion of reincarnation yet claims that there e is no (but just a set of ever changing processes), what is it that is reborn from one lie fee to the Let's discuss this as a class.