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"The Buddha said it in absolutely simple terms: 'This is, because that is.'
This refers to the manifestation of phenomena on the basis of the law of interdependent origination...


In Buddhist teaching, nothingness is only a concept, and it is never applicable to reality. The Buddha said, 'When conditions are sufficient, the thing manifests, and when they are not sufficient, the thing remains hidden.' There is neither birth nor death. There is only manifestation, appearance.


Concepts like birth and death, being and nonbeing, are not applicable to reality. The wave on the water is free from birth and death. It is free from being and nonbeing. The wave is the wave."

Thich Nhat Hanh, You Are Here: Discovering the Magic of the Present Moment

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