What is Emptiness

‘How can this world be empty,
I see beings all the time!?’Don’t misunderstand the term,
that’s where you are having trouble friend.
Beings exist,
along with their minds and bodies,
however their minds and bodies are constantly changing,
in a flux,
unstable,
always changing into something different,
than what it was before.[1]

This what was meant by ’empty,’
not anything else.
empty means ’empty of substance’,
and not ‘non-existent,’
hope that makes sense.

 

 

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Why do you Suffer

Friends:

The Mind sent Outside is the Cause of Suffering.
The Effect of the Mind sent Outside is Suffering.
The Mind seeing the Mind is the Path: The Noble Way!
The Effect of Mind seeing Mind, is the End of Suffering.

No matter how much one thinks, one will not know directly!
Only when one stops thinking, will one know directly…
Yet, one still depends on thinking, so as to know…!!!
When mind is all quiet, one will come to know directly.
Whatever one really knows, it is from watching one’s own mind!

Knowing is the ground state of the empty mind, which is bright,
pure, quiet, calm, not fabricating, not searching, not urging,
neither possessed nor attracted by anything at all…

Eightfold path

From mental construction arises consciousness.
From consciousness arises naming-&-forming.
From name-&-form arises the six senses.
From the six senses arises contact.
From contact arises feeling.
From feeling arises craving.
From craving arises clinging.
From clinging arises becoming.
From becoming arises birth.
From birth arises ageing, decay, sickness & death.
From ageing, decay & death arises Suffering!
This is the origin of this entire mass of Pain…
When ignorance ceases, mental construction stops.
When mental construction ceases, consciousness stops.
When consciousness ceases, naming-&-forming stops.
When name-&-form ceases, the six senses stops.
When the six senses ceases, contact stops.
When contact ceases, feeling stops.
When feeling ceases, craving stops.
When craving ceases, clinging stops.
When clinging ceases, becoming stops.
When becoming ceases, birth stops.
When birth ceases, ageing, decay, & death stops…
When ageing, decay & death ceases, Suffering stops!
This is the Disappearance of this entire mass of Pain…
This – only this supremely stilled silence – is Nibbāna!