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Hsin Shin Ming: “52. When such dualities cease to exist, even Oneness itself cannot exist.”

Hsin Shin Ming: “52. When such dualities cease to exist, even Oneness itself cannot exist.”

This scripture means that in order to describe the true-Self, even though we call it Oneness for convenience’ sake, Oneness is also an incorrect expression. One is used to compare with other numbers such as two, three and four. When there is only One and nothing else, it is not One any longer just as red is not red any more when all there is, is red.

So, ancient masters would say, “You are wrong even if you only open your mouth to describe the true-Self.” In summary, the scripture means that the true-Self is so perfect that it is beyond description. That’s why Buddha kept silent when someone asked him what the true-Self was.

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