Philosophy as Spirituality: The Way of the Kyoto School

James W. Heisig

For Nishitani religion is not so much a search for the absolute as one of the items that make up existence, as an acceptance of the emptiness that embraces this entire world of being and becoming… The reality that is lived and died by all things that come to be and pass away in the world is “realized” in the full sense of the term: one shares in reality and one knows that one is real. This is the standpoint of emptiness.

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