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Please note that the text below was written by the feeling-being ‘Peter’ while ‘he’ lived in a pragmatic
(methodological), still-in-control/same-way-of-being Virtual Freedom before becoming actually free.
sect, popular in Japan (where it was introduced from China in the 12th century) advocating self-contemplation as the key to the
understanding of the universe. Oxford Dictionary
Peter: Zen Buddhism is not altogether
different to Indian Buddhism ... and Indian Buddhism grew out of Hinduism (Vedism/ Brahmanism). And Hinduism – in the form of Advaita Vedanta
– brought aspects of Indian Buddhism back into Hinduism. Thus, whilst Buddhists maintain that there ultimately is no personal self to be ‘The
Self’ like some of Hinduism does (as in ‘Atman is Brahman’), they do have re-birth.
Thus there is something apparently enduring of a
personal nature (Skandhas) until one realizes one’s ‘Buddha Nature’ and comes home, as it were. Sunyata, ‘The Void’ of Nirvana,
equates – more or less – with the Brahman which has no attributes.
Although both Brahman and Sunyata are seen not as a negation of
existence but rather as the undifferentiation out of which all apparent entities, distinctions, and dualities arise. Thus, essentially, one
realizes that one is god (by whatever clever name) and that god is all that exists and everything is a manifestation of god.