Chapter 9 – Wisdom

 

1 Owl, Bun

Buddha taught all the wisdom practices explained above

To enable us to complete the training in wisdom realising emptiness.

Therefore those who wish to liberate themselves and others from suffering

Should strive to develop this wisdom.

 

2 Owl, Shoe

The two truths are explained as conventional truth and ultimate truth.

Ultimate truth, emptiness, is a non-affirming negative phenomenon

That cannot be directly realised by a mind that has dualistic appearance

Because such minds are conventional and thus mistaken awareness.

 

3 Owl, Tree

Of those that assert the two truths, two types of person can be distinguished:

Madhyamika Prasangika Yogis and proponents of things.

The views of the proponents of things, who assert that things are truly existent

Are refuted by the logical reasonings of the Prasangika Yogis

 

4 Owl, Door

Moreover, among the Prasangika Yogis there are different levels of insight:

Those with greater understanding surpassing those with lesser understanding.

All establish their view through valid analytical reasoning,

Giving and so forth are practised without investigation for the sake of achieving resultant Buddhahood.

 

5 Owl, Hive

When you proponents of things see things

You do not recognise their illusion-like character

But assert that things are inherently existent.

This is where we Madhyamika-Prasangikas disagree with you.