emptiness and clarity

emptiness and clarity

See, there is the emptiness aspect, the shunyata. Shunyata has the emptiness aspect. Nothing exists truly. But one should never ever forget that there is a clarity aspect too. Emptiness is not like a ???, it is not like an exhaustion of a fire or evaporation of moisture. It is not a negation. It is not a nihilism. So there is the clarity and emptiness. And these two, when we talk, for instance when I am talking to you, ideally I should have two mouth and simultaneously say the word emptiness and clarity. But because I don’t have that kind of power or that kind of attribute, I say in order. And this again misleads people by either falling into the emptiness or falling into the clarity.

Parting from the four attachments, Nepal June 2009
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