One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The doctrine that phenomena are devoid of an immutable or determinate intrinsic nature.Compare with tathata
- ‘In the buddhadharma, the true nature of things is shunyata, Sanskrit for ‘emptiness.’’
- ‘The body naturally leads us to the experience of shunyata, or emptiness.’
- ‘That could be very desolate or it could be very inspiring, in terms of shunyata, the Buddhist understanding of emptiness.’
- ‘The Buddha called this unformed unity shunyata, emptiness.’
- ‘The truth of a phenomenon is called shunyata, emptiness, which implies that the phenomenon does not possess a truly existent essence or nature.’
From Sanskrit śūnyatā ‘emptiness’.
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