The Other Emptiness

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Both the flag and candle should be arranged on a table in front of us. In that case, the interpretation would be both realistic and relativist and mildly skeptical—most of us don't actually know and, though in principle we could do it on occasions, no one could know a reliable shareable process or content for acquiring that dao. This usually involves extensive visualisations and mental exercises to achieve single pointed concentration on the emptiness of the deity and surroundings.

Pages: 330

Publisher: Padma Karpo Translation Committee (May 1, 2014)

ISBN: 9937572673

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