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A question to Buddhists

Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 5:08 pm
by jan Pilo
How would you say
- emptiness, is empty
- form, has form, is formless
?
Possibly other philosophers.

Re: A question to Buddhists

Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 6:16 pm
by janKipo
Oh, rats!

Re: A question to Buddhists

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 2:04 am
by janTepanNetaPelin
jan Pilo wrote:How would you say
- emptiness, is empty
- form, has form, is formless
?
Possibly other philosophers. (I know Kipo's opinions and want others to express theirs first and without suggestions.)


Toki!

I would try and use "lupa" as "empty", "hollow". (I try to see "hole" as something "hollow".)
"(outer) form" is "selo" according to the Official Dictionary. "something having form" should therefore be "ijo selo" and something formless should be "ijo pi selo ala".

Regards

Re: A question to Buddhists

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 4:24 pm
by jan Pilo
janKipo wrote:Oh, rats!


... just a little brain storming, not hindered by any authority nor assumptions. There can be many choices, most are good already. However, it's often the good that prevents people from finding better.

Re: A question to Buddhists

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 4:37 pm
by jan Pilo
janTepanNetaPelin wrote:
Toki!

I would try and use "lupa" as "empty", "hollow". (I try to see "hole" as something "hollow".)
"(outer) form" is "selo" according to the Official Dictionary. "something having form" should therefore be "ijo selo" and something formless should be "ijo pi selo ala".

Regards


These are material representations of the ideas or maybe sources of metaphora. I just wonder if the metaphors are typically western.
"something having no content" ("no essence"?)
form as "something being just pure external trait" (?)