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February 14, 2012

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Oh snap! I bet you dont have these two books yet!!

Opuscula platonica: The three fundamental ideas of the human mind

http://books.google.com/books?id=j7Lnyf1WYo4C&oe=UTF-8


Bibliotheca platonica: anexponent of the Platonic philosophy: Volume 1

http://books.google.com/books?id=LHo3AAAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=editions:HAagPnlxGNEC&hl=en&sa=X&ei=dwA7T627M-XX0QG2vdW3Cw&ved=0CDMQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=editions%3AHAagPnlxGNEC&f=false

"In order to save living beings,
as an expedient means I appear to enter nirvana
but in truth I do not pass into extinction.
I am always here, preaching the Law.
I am always here,
but through my transcendental powers
I make it so that living beings in their befuddlement
do not see me even when close by. (Lotus Sutra,Lifespan chapter 16)

Nirvana, or the 'formalized' notion of 'nirvana' is one such expedient means. By this teaching method, the primordial condition is seemingly subtracted from the equation, but, in fact, it pervades everything that is added.

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