Everything is dependently arisen

Everything. That’s a lot of stuff.

What am I talking about? Let me try to explain.

Notice the way that you make sense of the world. In order to function, you have to interpret your sense data. All that you see, hear, taste, touch, smell and think is relative. Relative to what? Everything else. This is the nature of reality.

Put another way, in the “subject-object” concept, for example in the phrase “I see the phone”, the subject “I” and the object “the phone” are described relative to one another. Most typical language seems to function in this way, relative descriptions of things that only seem to exist in relation to other things.

This is both completely ordinary and utterly mindblowing depending on how you look at it. From here at least, it looks to me that there is Just This, nothing more and nothing less.

Don’t believe a word I say. Find out for yourself!