Shaila: more Emptiness!

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Northern Exposure: Photograph by Kani Polat, National Geographic Your Shot
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Emptiness is not reserved for the privileged elite.
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Emptiness is not a state that will be gained in the future,
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in a particular place or time, or by means of a particular technique.
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Emptiness is already the basic fact of existence.
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Nothing actually exists the way we conceive of it, as the Buddha said:
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“In whatever way we conceive, the fact is ever other than that.”
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The failure to understand emptiness keeps people enthralled by the stories the mind fabricates as it wanders in a trance of hallucinated narratives.
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Reality cannot be perceived with such distortion.
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A concentrated mind has the strength to penetrate the layers of conceptual proliferation and allow a direct experience of reality to occur.”
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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Jennifer on September 23, 2015 at 2:32 am

    “Knock, And He’ll open the door
    Vanish, And He’ll make you shine like the sun
    Fall, And He’ll raise you to the heavens
    Become nothing, And He’ll turn you into everything
    Rumi

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