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Daily quote from 'The Survey': the poetic truth of the imagination

Posted by vajratara on Tue, 11 April, 2017 - 22:08
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It’s 60 years since the publication of ‘The Survey’.  To celebrate, here is today’s quote:

As so often happens in the Mahāyāna sūtras, we find ourselves in this passage in a purely spiritual world which transcends thought and speech.  Words are used not conceptually but symbolically, and their truth is not the scientific truth of the intellect, but the poetic truth of the imagination.  We are in the realm of the spiritually positive, a world glowing with colour and flashing with light.  Ch1.9

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