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Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche teaches through verse, pointing out the essence of a teaching.  Enjoy the quotes.


Just a Conceptual Construct

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Khenpo Tsültrim
Gyamtso Rinpoche


Quote of the Week

August 2, 2013




Just a Conceptual Construct

[According to the Particularist (Vaibhashika) School:]

When you look at the continuum of consciousness, you may think it is one thing, but really it breaks down into its individual moments of the past, the present and the future. These [individual] moments can be divided even further. This whole that you believe to exist is, in fact, just a conceptual construct.

That applies to both material things and the mind.

Anything that can be broken down into parts is only apparently real, not genuinely real.


Khenpo Tsültrim Gyamtso Rinpoche,
The Two Truths, 2001, p. 6.  

Translated by Ari Goldfield (lightly edited for the Weekly Quote)