❓ What is the true nature of the Universe? 宇宙的真实本质是什么？
📜 Tathagata completely perceives the true characteristics of the Threefold World as they are: there is no birth or death, no ebbing or arising. Neither is there present existence and subsequent extinction, substantial reality or fictitious imagination, same or different. These characteristics of realities are not what one perceives them to be while living in the Threefold World. Tathagata has clearly and unmistakably seen all these.~ The Lotus Sutra 16: 1.11
💡 Key Takeaways:
📌The true nature of Universe is that of Emptiness, the nature of non-arising and non-perishing. It is the state of pure potentiality, just like a white canvas.
📌There is no divine creator who claims to create the Universe and reign over all living beings.
🔎How does this verse in the Lotus Sutra compare with the most famous verse of Emptiness found in the Heart Sutra? Let’s learn more in the next video. Subscribe and follow Lotus Happiness to learn Buddhism through the sutras.