A Quote by unknown on emotions, emptiness, and heart

The emptiness bleeds the heart dry of its emotions and drains the tears of the soul


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A Quote by Angelique Keira Saunders on emotions, emptiness, and heart

The emptiness bleeds the heart dry of its emotions and drains the tears of the soul

Angelique Saunders

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A Quote by Adyashanti on awakening, quiet, freedom, self, enlightenment, and emptiness

When you rest in quietness and your image of yourself fades, and your image of the world fades, and your ideas of others fade, what's left? A brightness, a radiant emptiness that is simply what you are.


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A Quote by Pablo Neruda on love, habitation, wings, mourning, winter, absence, loss, emptiness, and hope

I stood on the balcony dark with mourning...
hoping the earth would spread its wings
in my uninhabited love.

Pablo Neruda (1904 - 1973)

Source: Winter Garden (A Kagean Book) (Spanish Edition), Pages: 33 (Winter Garden)

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A Quote by Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse on buddhism, renunciation, emptiness, and ego

Renunciation mind has nothing to do with sacrificing. When we talk about renunciation, somwhow we get all scared because we think that we have to give up some goodies, somehing valuable, some important things. But there is nothing  that is important; there is nothing that is solidly exisiting. All that you are give up is actually a vague identity .  You realize thigs is not true; it's noe the ultimate. This how and why to develop renunciation

Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse

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A Quote by Sage Vasishtha on jivanmukta, normal, free, liberated, living, emptiness, and afraid

He who, while living an apparently normal life, experiences the whole world as an emptiness, is a Jivanmukta. None is afraid of him; he is afraid of none.

Sage Vasishtha

Source: The Concise Yoga Vasistha, Pages: 44

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A Quote by Nagarjuna on buddhism, emptiness, anatta, and not-self

My acts are irrevocable
Because they have no essence...
Where are the doers of deeds
Absent among their conditions?
Imagine a magician
Who creates a creature
Who creates other creatures.
Acts I perform are creatures
Who create others.

Nagarjuna (c.100 - 200 AD)

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A Quote by Yonghey Minghur Rinpoche on emptiness, interdependence, and relativity of perception

The Relativity of Perception

"The primordial purity of the ground completely transcends words, concepts, and formulations."

-Jamgon Kongtrul, Myriad Worlds, translated and edited by the International Committee of Khunkhyab Choling


The definition of emptiness as “infinite possibility” is a basic description of a very complicated term.  A subtler meaning, which might have lost on early translators, implies that whatever arises out of this infinite potential—whether it’s a thought, a word, a planet, or a table—doesn’t truly exist as a “thing” in itself, but is rather the result of numerous causes and conditions.  If any of those causes or conditions are changed or removed, a different phenomenon with arise.  Like the principles outlined in the second turning of the wheel of Dharma, quantum mechanics tends to describe experience in terms not simply of a single possible chain of events leading to a single result, but rather of probabilities of events and occurrences—which, in an odd way, is closer to the Buddhist understanding of absolute reality, in which a variety of outcomes are theoretically possible.


"Whatever depends on conditions is explained to be empty..."

--Sutra Requested by Madropa, translated by Ari Goldfield

Yonghey Minghur Rinpoche

Source: exerpt from "The Joy of Living: Unlocking the Secret and Science of Happiness"

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A Quote by Suzanne Segal on mind, self-reflective, introspective, emptiness, illusion, within, awareness, consciousness, collision with the infinite, beyond self, no self, self realization, julie sarah powell, and bernadette roberts


There was a part of the mind - perhaps what we call the self-reflective or introspective function - that kept turning to look and, finding emptiness, kept sending the message that something was wrong. It was a reflex that had developed during the years of living in the illusion of individuality, a reflex we commonly consider necessary to our selves. We "look within" repeatedly to determine what we think and feels, to make a study of ourselves and track our states of mind and heart. Now that there was no longer an "in" to look "into", the self-reflective reflex was adrift, but persisted. It kept turning in and turning in, unable to come to terms with the fact that there was no in anymore, only emptiness.

Suzanne Segal

Source: Suzanne Segal from Collision with the Infinite p114

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on reality, spiderweb, bird of reality, existance, emptiness, middle way, and dharma

The four catagories of existance, non-existance, both existance and non-existance, and neither existance nor non-existance, are spiderwebs among spiderwebs which can never take hold of the enormous bird of reality

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: The life story of Shakyamuni Buddha

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