without any duality of clarity and emptiness

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NewAmerica

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Does the "duality" here grammatically refer to the duality between clarity and emptiness? (Like Descartes' duality between/of mind and matter)

Note that it is about meditation. Here we only discuss its grammar.

Thanks in advance

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The following (Buddhist) text was found with closed eyes, on the first attempt, from among scores of books. I invite the reader to find anything even remotely like this in the Bible or the Koran.
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(This awareness) is empty and immaculately pure, not being created by anything whatsoever.
It is authentic and unadulterated, without any duality of clarity and emptiness.

-Sam Harris' The End of Faith
 
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  • owlman5

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    I'm not sure what Harris is trying to say here. He mentions a "duality of clarity and emptiness" that isn't very clear. The awareness he approves of apparently has some unity or consistency that implies no duality.

    I don't think you and I can really discuss any type of grammar meaningfully without taking some notice of what the words are supposed to mean, New America. But "duality between clarity and emptiness" seems reasonable to me.
     
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