Nibbāna 23: Axiom and Ontological Roots

This is the final video in the first Chapter of the Nibbāna series.
Nibbāna and the Four Noble Truths are, respectively, the principal axiom and ontological roots of the Buddha’s teaching. An ontological analysis of them reveals that the Buddha’s teaching is

  1. Apophatic: Nibbāna is the unstated ‘elephant in the room’.
  2. Fractal: Every Sutta reflects the same design or image.
  3. Ontologically coherent:
  • The Suttas are all based on the Four Noble Truths.
  • They all point to the same ineffable, inexplicable state.
  • Each one is an extended metaphor about the indefinable.

Thus the Buddha’s teaching is apophatic, fractal and ontologically coherent. No other tradition or system of thought—including modern science—can make this claim.


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Dev Jacobsen

Musician, author and yogi, developer of Palingenics.

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