The Empirical ALL is
what can be Sensed or Thought of!
At Savatthi the
Blessed Buddha pointed out a most Radical Empiricism:
Bhikkhus, I will teach you the ALL. Listen to that...
And what, Bhikkhus, is this ALL?
Eye and the Forms;
The Ear and the Sounds;
The Nose and the Smells;
The Tongue and the Tastes;
The Body and the Touches;
The Mind and the
This defines and establish the ALL...
If anyone, Bhikkhus, should ever postulate this:
"Having denied this all, I will define & point
out another all!",
that would be empty babble!
If he was questioned,
he would not be able to reply and he would become quite perplexed.
Bhikkhus, that would be far out of his mental range!
This World both Begins and Ends within
this 2 fathom frame of bones...
SN I 62
Looks initially quite far and remotely 'out
Yet IT IS actually rather close up, as inherently sensed 'in here'...
OUT = IN Wholeness:
Inseparable are the internal and the external...
Inseparable are the mental and the physical...
the experience and experienced...
Inseparable are the subject and the object...
Inseparable are the naming and the forming...
Inseparable are the mirror and the representation…
The ‘Real’ World is a perceived
Of what we
will never know, since IT IS just that...
never-ending FILM in dire need of Scissors!
See also the ALL
as the Sensed Source:
Insisting on Direct Experience never fails!
The Grouped Sayings by the Buddha. Samyutta
Nikāya. Book IV 15
The Salayatana section 35. Thread on the ALL:
Sabba Sutta (23)