Emptiness

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Aloka
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Re: Emptiness

Post by Aloka » Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:07 pm

i don't think its been mentioned that emptiness is also spoken of in snp 5.15 :

https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitak ... .irel.html



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Re: Emptiness

Post by Pondera » Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:59 am

This is an example of how the use of the word “empty” refers to the unsatisfactory nature of the skhandas. The word “empty” is used along side words like “a disintegration” “a cancer” “a snare” etcetera.

The value of emptiness in this context should not be confused with anything positive. It used and understood as the motivation to develop disenchantment and dispassion.

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