op 01-11-2003 16:52 schreef Larry op LBIDD@...
> A Sujin: "Whatever we read represents realities. By weather' is
> meant the heat or cold or other experiences felt as a result of this
> condition. We use weather' as a kind of shorthand for an
> otherwise long detailed account of realities."
L: This is exactly as I see it also, i.e.: carriages, persons, and
> governments are realities insofar as the words "carriages, "persons"
> and "governments" point to the rise and fall of the complex
> manifestation of khandhas.
N: I would turn this around: the khandhas are not as complex as carriages,
persons. Insight is developed of nama and rupa, so that their rise and fall
eventually can be realized.
L: The only issue now is to
> figure out a distinction between this use of concept and the use as
> exemplified by "mathematics". Or do we want to say mathematics is a
> shorthand for the rise and fall of realities (mostly? rupa).
N: I am not a mathematicus, perhaps Howard can answer this. I do not see any