Sunday, January 6, 2008

[OceanofDharma] Quotes of the Week: Ceaseless Space

Ocean of Dharma Quotes of the Week

January 6, 2008


The concept of shunyata or emptiness is ceaseless space, like the analogy of outer space which never ends. In some sense, the shunyata principle, or the principle of emptiness and openness, could be called a goal. In the sense of going from imperfection to perfection it could be called a goal. But it is not really a definite goal in the sense of achievement or a peak experience in which the student stops. In other words, the all-pervading quality of emptiness or shunyata provides tremendous room to expand constantly. From that point of view, achievement is the beginning point of another odyssey. The energy of compassion and of prajna, or knowledge, constantly goes on.

From "Fruition," in GLIMPSES OF SHUNYATA, page 52.

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