26: The EYE: Observations About Emptiness

According to Buddhist philosophy, “Emptiness”  or “Non-Self” is one of the 3 characteristics that define our existence. The other 2 are “Impermanence “, and “Suffering”. 

Emptiness is:

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  • the true nature of things and events (Dalai Lama)
  • very much a part of our everyday existence (Lewis Richmond)
  • a series of “no’s” and “not’s”
  • no “self”
  • not “me”, “myself”, nor “what I am”
  • no separation between subject and object; everything is interdependent.
  • no “I”, only “Us”.
  • The earth, the animals, the sky, the earth and I, all dependent on, and part of each other, filled with endless compassion for each other.


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 People-145As we enter 2016 may we, consciously and daily, practice kindness, tolerance, generosity and gratitude towards all with whom we have contact. May we confront our cravings and desires with honesty and, may we align our actions with our values. …..





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