Definition of sunyata in English:

sunyata

noun

  • variant of shunyata
    • ‘The Sanskrit term is sunyata, translates more or less into English as ‘emptiness’.’
    • ‘There's certainly an affinity between the Buddhist idea of sunyata of emptiness, and the Western mystical teaching of nothingness.’
    • ‘In Buddhism, the term sunyata is used for Emptiness - and in Christianity the word kenosis is sometimes used.’
    • ‘In the same way, purification of defilements is part of the process of enlightenment, and it is necessary for our ultimate realization of sunyata.’
    • ‘Bodhisattvas, because of the intense development of their love and compassion, have come to understand sunyata, the emptiness of all phenomena.’

Pronunciation:

sunyata

/ˈso͞on-//ˈSHo͞onyəˌtä/