emptiness

A Quote by Lao Tzu on tao, fullness, emptiness, and perfection

Great accomplishment seems imperfect,
Yet it does not outlive its usefulness.
Great fullness seems empty,
Yet it cannot be exhausted.

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

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

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Lao Tzu on tao, fullness, emptiness, and perfection

Great accomplishment seems imperfect,
Yet it does not outlive its usefulness.
Great fullness seems empty,
Yet it cannot be exhausted.

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

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

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Ken Wilber on dream and emptiness

When you realise it's a dream you can afford to play. The same thing happens when you realise that ordinary life is a dream, just a movie, just a play. You don't become more cautious, more timid, more reserved. You start jumping up and down and doing flips, precisely because it's all a dream, it's all pure Emptiness. You don't feel less, you feel more - because you can afford to. You are no longer afraid of dying, and therefore you are not afraid of living. You become radical and wild, intense and vivid, shocking and silly. You let it all come pouring through, because it's all your dream.
Life then assumes its true intensity, its vivid luminosity, its radical effervescence."

Ken Wilber

Contributed by: Antara

A Quote by Adyashanti on emptiness, awaken, and silence

All that is necessary to awaken to yourself as the radiant emptiness of spirit is to stop seeking something more or better or different, and to turn your attention inward to the awake silence that you are.

Adyashanti

Source: Adyashanti newsletter

Contributed by: Antara

A Quote by Pema Chodron on compassion, emptiness, freedom, and pain

 Buddhist words such as compassion and emptiness don't mean much until we start cultivating our innate ability simply to be there with pain with an open heart and the willingness not to instantly try to get ground under our feet. For instance, if what we're feeling is rage, we usually assume that there are only two ways to relate to it. One is to blame others. Lay it all on somebody else; drive all blames into everyone else. The other alternative is to feel guilty about our rage and blame ourselves.

Pema Chodron

Source: When Things Fall Apart : Heart Advice for Difficult Times (Shambhala Classics)

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj on self, identity, and emptiness

There is no such thing as a person. There are only restrictions and limitations. The sum total of these defines the person.  The person merely appears to be, like the space within the pot appears to have the shape and volume
and smell of the pot.

Nisargadatta Maharaj

Source: I Am That: Talks with Sri Nisargadatta

Contributed by: Gaia Team

A Quote by Lao Tzu on tao, earth, humanity, and emptiness

There was something formless and perfect
before the universe was born.
It is serene. Empty.
Solitary. Unchanging.
Infinite. Eternally present.
It is the mother of the universe.
For lack of a better name,
I call it the Tao.

It flows through all things,
inside and outside, and returns
to the origin of all things.

The Tao is great.
The universe is great.
Earth is great.
Man is great.
These are the four great powers.

Man follows the earth.
Earth follows the universe.
The universe follows the Tao.
The Tao follows only itself.

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

Source: Tao Te Ching

Contributed by: Gaia Team

A Quote by Tsunetomo Yamamoto on emptiness, form, bushido, zen, and buddhism

Our bodies are given life from the midst of nothingness. Existing where there is nothing is the meaning of the phrase, "Form is emptiness." That all things are provided for by nothingness is the meaning of the phrase, "Emptiness is form." One should not think that these are two seperate things.

Tsunetomo Yamamoto

Source: The Hagakure

Contributed by: Laurens

A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on space, emptiness, and fullness

If there is only empty space, with no suns nor planets in it, then space loses its substantiality.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Contributed by: Beth

A Quote by Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche on dilgo, buddhism, and emptiness

"...The past is only an unreliable memory held in the present. The future is only a projection of our present conceptions. The present itself vanishes as soon as we try to grasp it. So why bother with attempting to establish an illusion of solid ground?.."

Dilgo Kyentse

Contributed by: nagabobby

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