By Shili Xiong, Prof. John Makeham
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For Xiong, there is nothing in ontological Reality that can be established, so the proposition that it can be established through function is meaningless. “As a word, ‘function’ refers to the flow of Reality and describes the expression of Reality. In this expression there is no thing, and in this flow there is no abiding. ” His position can be seen to be consistent with the views expressed in the Awakening of Mahāyāna Faith in that the latter does not present the phenomenal world as ontologically distinct from the allpervading, undifferentiated absolute reality (dharmakāya).
Indb xliii 6/30/15 2:55:38 PM xliv Translator’s Introduction due to the [first] seven consciousnesses’ perpetual perfuming of habituated tendencies (習氣),” thus causing future seeds. ” Xiong instead proposes using the concepts of heaven (天) and humans (人)—in particular their association with what is ontological/ultimate and phenomenal/conventional—to understand the relationship between productive power and form-and-vital-stuff. “Productive power is a heavenly matter; habituated tendencies are a human capacity.
Mind is not, however, simply an undifferentiated flow—it controls as it flows, and that is why mind controls the body. Xiong refers to this as “life” (生命). This is what accounts for individual entities that are the transformed manifestation of Fundamental Reality. Although human nature innately possesses life, this life extends throughout the universe and is not impeded by the physical body. ” Despite this, humans are subject to afflictions that take the form of habituated tendencies (習氣). Afflictions are defiled mental associates, the main topic of chapter 8.