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From this point of view, Jaspers' discovery of the Comprehensive must be considered a great advancement, but it fell short of the Eastern concept of 'emptiness' as it still carried the notion of an ontological being and could not rise above the currents of Western thought. Buddhist philosophy expounds cryptically as follows: 4 Form is not differentiated from emptiness and emptiness is not differentiated from form. Form is at once emptiness and emptiness is at once form. Consciousness is not differentiated from emptiness and emptiness is not differentiated from consciousness.
They have been labeled, for example, as materialism, spiritualism, and hylozoism. 2 When the history of Western philosophy is compared to Buddhist thought, it is interesting to note that the central focus of the latter is not on matter, spirit, or any form of 'nonbeing' (Chinese wu; Japanese mu) or 'emptiness' (Chinese k'ung; Japanese ku). In Buddhist thought, moreover, the question of the self is always addressed from its own basis or primal origins. By contrast, speaking on world views in the context of Western tradition, Karl Jaspers made the following observation:3 But which is the correct view?
Human beings actually cannot be typecast into any of the theories. , the portion relative to synthetic judgment or emptiness of prajña-wisdom) of it refers to 'intuitive unconsciousness', and the other portions are still enmeshed in the grasping for a 'self (atman) and the attachment to 'unclear existence' or 'ignorance' (avidya). ' Next come the steps involved in explaining the diagrams. But, if philosophy is the realization of the mind-base, then the diagrams themselves would be best shown in the light of a methodology.