stephen kent gray:
thanks! i think buddhist metaphysics are probably the most sophisticated the world has ever seen. it’s remarkable how closely they line up now with what are learning evidentially.
in this diary entry, i wanted to explain (to myself at least) in the simplest terms what being is. i do end up very close to something like sunyata. i think it’s a hard concept for people to grasp without knowing buddhist philosophy, ironically because they’re trying to grasp, to hold onto cognitum.
so i wanted to simplify to the most basic question we can ask about being, are there things or no things. which is of course very close to sunyata’s notion of “emptiness”.