emptiness

A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on dharma, buddhas death, buddha, emptiness, teachings, and truth

After 48 years, I have said nothing.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: The life story of Shakyamuni Buddha

Contributed by: Adam

A Quote by Sol Luckman on youth, emptiness, innocence, and nostalgia

Later, it would occur to me it's the emptiness we mistakenly call Innocence.

Sol Luckman

Source: Beginner's Luke: Book I of the Beginner's Luke Series, Pages: 94

Contributed by: Leigh

A Quote by Elysha on accountability, advaita, adyashanti, apocalypse, authenticity, awakening, awareness, beauty, behaviour, being, bible, biology, bliss, buddha, buddhism, catholic, cessation, changes, christ, christian, clarity, communication, concepts

As you learn to leave alone the activity of unconsciously trying to be the mindbody that you think that you are - the mindbody that this "you" is currently flowing through - and you learn to move as this one that you truly are - this "you" of you; the very heart of existence - steadily, consciously and momentarily, the continuity of the ever deepening of this innermost as it keeps on entering its manifestation, through this mindbody that you find yourself flowing through, allows you to simply bubble in the sheer joy, pleasure, peace, delightfulness and stillness that this "you" of you is.

Elysha

Source: http://www.elysha.org

Contributed by: elysha

A Quote by Kalu Rinpoche on illusion, buddhism, reality, and emptiness

We live in illusion and the appearance of things. There is a reality. We are that reality. When we understand this, we see that we are nothing. And being nothing, we are everything. That is all.

Kalu Rinpoche

Source: http://www.dharma.org/ims/joseph_goldstein_interview1.html

Contributed by: Ryan

A Quote by Joseph Goldstein on mindfulness, concepts, perception, labels, and emptiness

When perception is stronger than mindfulness, we recognize various appearances and create concepts such as “body,” “cat”, “house,” or “person”… On some clear night, go outside, look up at the sky, and see if you can find the Big Dipper. For most people that is a familiar constellation, easy to pick out from all the other stars. But is there really a Big Dipper up there in the sky? There is no Big Dipper up there. “Big Dipper” is a concept. Humans looked, saw a certain pattern, and then created a concept in our collective mind to describe it. That concept is useful because it helps us recognize the constellation. But it also has another, less useful effect. By creating the concept “Big Dipper” we separate out those stars from all the rest, and then, if we become attached to the idea of that separation, we lose the sense of the night sky's wholeness, its oneness. Does the separation actually exist in the sky? No. We created it through the use of a concept. Does anything change in the sky when we understand that there is no Big Dipper? No.

Joseph Goldstein

Contributed by: Ryan

A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on usefulness, creation, craft, and emptiness

I've said before that every craftsman
searches for what's not there
to practice his craft.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Source: Craftsmenship and Emptiness

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Bodhidharma on buddhism, anger, joy, karma, and emptiness

Once you know the nature of anger and joy is empty and you let them go, you free yourself from karma.

Bodhidharma (c. 440 AD - 528 AD)

Source: The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma: A Bilingual Edition

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Bodhidharma on emptiness, thoughtlessness, buddhism, and delusion

People who don’t see their own nature and imagine they can practice thoughtlessness all the time are liars and fools.

Bodhidharma (c. 440 AD - 528 AD)

Source: The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma: A Bilingual Edition

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Bodhidharma on karma, buddhism, emptiness, delusion, and wisdom

Still others commit all sorts of evil deeds, claiming karma doesn’t exist. They erroneously maintain that since everything is empty, committing evil isn’t wrong. Such persons fall into a hell of endless darkness with no hope of release. Those who are wise hold no such conception.

Bodhidharma (c. 440 AD - 528 AD)

Source: The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma: A Bilingual Edition

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Lao Tzu on tao, source, and emptiness

Empty yourself of everything.
Let the mind become still.
The ten thousand things rise and fall while the Self watches their return.
They grow and flourish and then return to the source.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: Tao Te Ching, trans. Gia-Fu Feng

Contributed by: Jessica

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