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Emptiness is quite an optimistic concept: Thich Nhat Hanh

"Emptiness is quite an optimistic concept. If I am not empty, I cannot be here."

In The Heart Sutra: the Fullness of Emptiness, Thich Nhat Hanh said,  "Emptiness is the ground of everything. “Thanks to emptiness, everything is possible.” That is a declaration made by Nagarjuna, a Buddhist philosopher of the second century. Emptiness is quite an optimistic concept. If I am not empty, I cannot be here. And if you are not empty, you cannot be there. Because you are there, I can be here. This is the true meaning of emptiness. Form does not have a separate existence. Avalokita wants us to understand this point."

 

 

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