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Thread: What do we mean by "emptiness" ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aloka-D #6:


    from the end of Phena Sutta (Foam) SN 22.95

    Thus a monk, persistence aroused,
    should view the aggregates
    by day & by night,
    mindful,
    alert;
    should discard all fetters;
    should make himself
    his own refuge;
    should live as if
    his head were on fire —
    in hopes of the state
    with no falling away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sukitlek #10:
    Now, o monks, it may happen that one of those beings after vanishing from that world, may reappear in this world...." (D. 24).
    My own searches found D.24 (DN24) as being Patika Sutta the story of the disciple who follows other teachers because the Buddha does not work miracles or teach the origin of things.

    Is there maybe another discussing the Deva Realm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aloka-D #9:
    including ourselves.
    Yes Aloka dear,

    Is far as my understanding can get, in this same way is that we practice and undersand emptiness... the main idea is to understand it in ourselves.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aloka-D #9:
    We can arrive at an experiential understanding of emptiness though meditation.
    If we "see" deeply how things are... we can grasp truly this fact... if this fact is all over nature... why we have to be an exception. We are in essence emptyness; if not... there will be no chance to experience changes in our lifes.


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    When I realized emptiness not as an itelectual debate or concept but as a realization through experience I experienced some kind of blissfull feeling of freedom. I became a little more happier and I loose a little the fear of death.

    Emptiness is the condition of all fenomenom... of all fact in nature... of happening in our selfes including our own spiritual path.

    As a very personal commentary something that endures endlessly arouse in me a kind of neurotic feeling about life.

    "Nothing is for ever"


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    All things are energy. When I close my eyes I see the universe and when I open them I see the illusion of self. For me emptiness is the the desolution of self. That as far as I've gotten.

    Practice, Practice, Practice!!!


    Gail

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    Quote Originally Posted by thundreams #15:
    Practice, Practice, Practice!!!
    Are you attending my dojo?


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    I wish I were.


    Ha, Ha, Ha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Replying to thundreams:
    from post #17

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