A Rose is a Rose is Garbage ?
For me the Prajnaparamita is the best most concise summation of the unnameable truth.
”Form is emptiness, and emptiness is form.
Form is not other than emptiness, emptiness
is not other than form.
The same is true with feelings, perceptions,
mental formations, and consciousness.”
Difficult and mind bending to grasp ? Teachings such as these below are helpful.
Thich Nhat Hanh has written a simple, clear commentary.The Heart of Understanding
Here’s an excerpt from the chapter: ‘ Roses and Garbage’
“If you are a good organic gardener and you have the eyes of a Bodhisattva,
looking at a rose you can see the garbage,
and looking at the garbage you can see a rose. Roses and garbage inter-are.
Without a rose, we cannot have garbage;
and without garbage, we cannot have a rose.”