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Emptiness or voidness

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Zebras, Botswana: Photograph by Robert B. Haas, National Geographic
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“WHEN MAGNIFIED to metaphysical proportions,
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the concept of emptiness,
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sometimes called “voidness,”
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can seem bewildering—
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yet the realization of emptiness
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is profound in its simplicity.
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The realization of emptiness
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is a perception of pristine purity;
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it is neither complex nor abstract.
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It is a profound encounter
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with the nature of things.”
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. . “Realizing Emptiness by Shaila Catherine in Focused and Fearless.

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Pacific Salmon: Photograph by Randy Olson, National Geographic
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There is an island (in the river of being)
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An island which you cannot go beyond.
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It is a place of nothingness,
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A place of non-possession and of non-attachment.
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It is the total end of death and decay,
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and this is why I call it Nibbana (Complete liberation).
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—The Buddha-
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