Definition of the Week (49): Functionality
☞ Purbu Chock:
The definition of “functionality” is “able to fulfill a function.”
The function is to be fulfilled is to be able to create an effect.
Every effect is a cause and every cause is an effect because they are able to fulfill the function.
Lama Tsong Khapa:
If the appearance of dependent relation,
Which is unbetraying, is accepted separately from emptiness,
And as long as they are seen as separate,
Then one has still not realized the Buddha’s intent.
☞ Om Mani Padme Hum
The earlier and later syllables of the mantra are cause and effect. Within their interdependence intrinsic appearance disappears and the clarity of emptiness shines through.