Too Real

What’s real? It seems like an easy question until you think about what “real” means (and what it doesn’t). This morning something strange happened to me. I meditated on Saraswati and suddenly understood that she’s not as real as I thought she was.

She’s more real.

Buddhism teaches the principle of emptiness. In the school I practice, this idea asserts that all conditioned phenomenon are ultimately “empty” of inherent existence. Conditioned existence is not the reality of things. That lies beyond words, beyond concepts.

As an enlightened being, Saraswati too dwells beyond concepts. She dwells in the truest reality of all. She is too real.

One thought on “Too Real

  1. This was very reassuring to read, as I struggle with this sometimes. And happy Guru Purnima! (I just saw that post now)

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