One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- variant of shunyata
- ‘The Sanskrit term is sunyata, translates more or less into English as ‘emptiness’.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘There's certainly an affinity between the Buddhist idea of sunyata of emptiness, and the Western mystical teaching of nothingness.’
- ‘Bodhisattvas, because of the intense development of their love and compassion, have come to understand sunyata, the emptiness of all phenomena.’
From Sanskrit śūnyatā ‘emptiness’.
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