Re: Phenomenology of nama and rupa
- Dear Ícaro,
In the German phenomenology, Dasein and Sosein were taken over from
the scholastic philosophy with their meaning of existentia and
essentia. The existentia (Dasein) is the object of phenomenological
reduction because it is the contingent being of the things, their
saMvRtti-sat, wheil the things as they are reside in the ontic
province of Sosein, which term is as though calqued from the Sanskrit
TathAtA are the transcendental phenomena whose only mark is to be self-
indicative (svalakSaNa) - they are presented to us directly, by no
representative or symbolyzing means (animitta) - Scheler and Heidegger
would say, selbstzeigende Washeiten. Actually their animittatva is
their svalakSaNatva, is further their tathAtA. Wheil tatratA (Dasein)
refers to the empirical things here and now. Analysis shows that their
satya is saMvRtti, conventional, hic-et-nunc contingent, hence they
are not the paramArtha-dharmas - which PD are not dependent on, and
beyond the empirical space and time.
I would suggest all interested in comparative philosophy to join us at
http://www.ratnavali.com/forum - as DSG has its own agenda.
> The word coined up by Heidegger - a good aproximationfor "Tathata" -
> is "Dasein" and not "Sosein". Dasein is the own "as that is ", thethe
> being in his own field, a pure representation of conscience. After
> meeting with the external world the Dasein assumes a new costume -and
> the "In Der Welt Sein", or the being at the world.
> All these postulates were raised by Heiddeger, Husserl, Jaspers
> others, with a plain concordance with the best and sound buddistic
- Hi, TG and Nina -
In a message dated 9/5/06 12:14:43 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> Hi Nina=======================
> Thanks a lot for this. To say "it is present" is much better than "exist"
> IMO. "It is So" or "it is happening" seem to also work although "so" seems
> bit vague.
My thanks also, Nina. TG, I join you in very much preferring "it is
present" to "it exists"! :-)
/Thus is how ye shall see all this fleeting world: A star at dawn, a bubble
in a stream, a flash of lightning in a summer cloud, a flickering lamp, a
phantom, and a dream./ (From the Diamond Sutra)
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