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Emptiness Reality Sayings By Judith Krantz: Did she make you laugh? Did she love you as much as you loved her? Did she make you laugh? Did she love you as much as you loved her? Did she protect you and warm you and keep you from suffering? Valentine turned her eyes away from him, unable to face the empty answer in his face but not wanting to stop saying what she had thought for so long. I saw how fascinating her mystery was to you. For my part, I think that the mystery is always greatest where there is the most-emptiness. A person full of life is never mysterious, on the contrary. — Judith Krantz
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Emptiness Reality Sayings By Walter Lippmann: He seemed to be buffeted from both sides, challenged by his dreams, which revolted at He seemed to be buffeted from both sides, challenged by his dreams, which revolted at the compromises of reality, and assaulted by reality which denounced the emptiness of all dreams.
He seemed to spend himself in that struggle - the severest that a man can face; and he seemed to win by a constant renewal of effort in which he refused to sink either into placid acceptance of the world, or into self-contained satisfaction with his vision. — Walter Lippmann
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Emptiness Reality Sayings By Thich Nhat Hanh: Impermanence and non-self are not negative. They are the doors that open to the true Impermanence and non-self are not negative. They are the doors that open to the true nature of reality. They are not the causes of our pain. It is our delusion that causes us to suffer. Regarding something that is impermanent as permanent, holding to something that is without self as having a self, we suffer. Impermanence is the same as non-self. Since phenomena are impermanent, they do not possess a permanent identity. Non-self is also emptiness. Emptiness of what? Empty of a permanent self. Non-self means also interbeing. Because everything is made of everything else, nothing can be by itself alone. Non-self is also interpenetration, because everything contains everything else. Non-self is also interdependence, because this is made of that. Each thing depends on all other things to be. That is interdependence. Nothing can be by itself alone. It has to inter-be with all other things. This is non-self. — Thich Nhat Hanh
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Emptiness Reality Sayings By Tom Robbins: Meditation," said his teacher, "hasn't got a damn thing to do with anything, 'cause all Meditation," said his teacher, "hasn't got a damn thing to do with anything, 'cause all it has to do with is nothing. Nothingness. Okay? It doesn't develop the mind, it dissolves the mind. Self-improvement? Forget it, baby. It erases the self. Throws the ego out on its big brittle ass. What good is it? Good for nothing. Excellent for nothing. Yes, Lord, but when you get down to nothing, you get down to ultimate reality. It's then and exactly then that you're sensing the true nature of the universe, you're linked up with the absolute Absolute, son, and unless you're content with blowing smoke up your butt all your life, that there's the only place to be. — Tom Robbins
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Emptiness Reality Sayings By John Piper: In this fallen world, and in their fallen lives, those who are alienated from God In this fallen world, and in their fallen lives, those who are alienated from God are a part of this age, which is now passing. It has no future and there are intimations of that in the depths of human consciousness where a tangle of contradictions lie, for we are made for meaning but find only emptiness, made as moral beings but are estranged from what is holy, made to understand but are thwarted in so many of our quests to know. These are the sure signs of a reality out of joint with itself. This is what, in fact, points to something else. These contradictions are unresolved in the absence of that age to come which is rooted in the triune God of whom Scripture speaks. He it is who not only sustains all of life, directing it all to its appointed end, but who also is the measure of what is enduringly true and right, and the fountain of all meaning, purpose, and hope. — John Piper
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Emptiness Reality Sayings By Ludwig Feuerbach: Religion is the dream of the human mind. But even in dreams we do not Religion is the dream of the human mind. But even in dreams we do not find ourselves in emptiness or in heaven, but on earth, in the realm of reality; we only see real things in the entrancing splendor of imagination and caprice, instead of in the simple daylight of reality and necessity. — Ludwig Feuerbach
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Emptiness Reality Sayings By Shunryu Suzuki: All descriptions of reality are limited expressions of the world of emptiness. Yet we attach All descriptions of reality are limited expressions of the world of emptiness. Yet we attach to the descriptions and think they are reality. That is a mistake. — Shunryu Suzuki
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Emptiness Reality Sayings By Georgi Y. Johnson: Perception through emptiness is existential, as the transience of all phenomena affirms the indivisibility of Perception through emptiness is existential, as the transience of all phenomena affirms the indivisibility of existence itself, before, within and behind all manifestation. — Georgi Y. Johnson
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Emptiness Reality Sayings By Longchenpa: We should cast aside all childish games that fetter and exhaust body, speech and mind. We should cast aside all childish games that fetter and exhaust body, speech and mind.
Stretching out in inconceivable nonaction, in the unstructured matrix, the actuality of emptiness,
where the natural perfection of reality lies, we should gaze at the uncontrived sameness of every experience,
all conditioning and ambition resolved with finality. — Longchenpa
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Emptiness Reality Sayings By Longchenpa: in the universal womb that is boundless spaceall forms of matter and energy occuras flux in the universal womb that is boundless space
all forms of matter and energy occur
as flux of the four elements,
but all are empty forms, absent in reality:
all phenomena, arising in pure mind, are like that.

just as dream is a part of sleep,
unreal in its arising,
so all and everything is pure mind,
never separated from it,
and without substance or attribute.

experience is neither mind nor anything but mind;
it is a vivid display of emptiness, like magical illusion,
in the very moment inconceivable and unutterable.
all experience arising in the mind,
at its inception, know it as emptiness! — Longchenpa
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Emptiness Reality Sayings By Peter Matthiessen: Left alone, I am overtaken by the northern void-no wind, no cloud, no track, no Left alone, I am overtaken by the northern void-no wind, no cloud, no track, no bird, only the crystal crescents between peaks, the ringing monuments of rock that, freed from the talons of ice and snow, thrust an implacable being into the blue. In the early light, the rock shadows on the snow are sharp; in the tension between light and dark is the power of the universe. This stillness to which all returns, this is reality, and soul and sanity have no more meaning than a gust of snow; such transience and insignificance are exalting, terrifying, all at once ... Snow mountains, more than sea or sky, serve as a mirror to one's own true being, utterly still, utterly clear, a void, an Emptiness without life or sound that carries in Itself all life, all sound. — Peter Matthiessen
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Emptiness Reality Sayings By Cyril Connolly: A child, left to play alone, says of quite an easy thing, 'Now I am A child, left to play alone, says of quite an easy thing, 'Now I am going to to do something very difficult'. Soon, out of vanity, fear and emptiness, he builds up a world of custom, convention and myth in which everything must be just so; certain doors are one-way streets, certain trees sacred, certain paths taboo. Then along comes a grown-up or a more robust child; they kick over the imaginary wall, climb the forbidden tree, regard the difficult as easy and the private world is destroyed. The instinct to create myth, to colonize reality with the emotions, remains. The myths become tyrannies until they are swept away, when we invent new tyrannies to hide our suddenly perceived nakedness. Like caddis-worms or like those crabs which dress themselves with seaweed, we wear belief and custom. — Cyril Connolly
Emptiness Reality Sayings By Paul Virilio: The reconciliation of nothing and reality and the suspension of time and space by high The reconciliation of nothing and reality and the suspension of time and space by high velocities replace the exoticism of journeys with a vast expanse of emptiness. — Paul Virilio
Emptiness Reality Sayings By Andre Gorz: You're 82 years old. You've shrunk six centimetres, you only weigh 45 kilos yet you're You're 82 years old. You've shrunk six centimetres, you only weigh 45 kilos yet you're still beautiful, graceful and desirable. We've lived together now for 58 years and I love you more than ever. I once more feel a gnawing emptiness in the hollow of my chest that is only filled when your body is pressed next to mine. — Andre Gorz
Emptiness Reality Sayings By Thomas Pynchon: Behind the hieroglyphic streets there would either be a transcendent meaning, or only the earth. Behind the hieroglyphic streets there would either be a transcendent meaning, or only the earth. — Thomas Pynchon
Emptiness Reality Sayings By Ken Wilber: In other words, all of my books are lies. They are simply maps of a In other words, all of my books are lies. They are simply maps of a territory, shadows of a reality, gray symbols dragging their bellies across the dead page, suffocated signs full of muffled sound and faded glory, signifying absolutely nothing. And it is the nothing, the Mystery, the Emptiness alone that needs to be realized: not known but felt, not thought but breathed, not an object but an atmosphere, not a lesson but a life. — Ken Wilber
Emptiness Reality Sayings By Ilchi Lee: Recalibration comes from experiencing Nothingness, being open to emptiness as the ultimate reality and our Recalibration comes from experiencing Nothingness, being open to emptiness as the ultimate reality and our nature. It is the purest mind, the Energy-Consciousness itself. — Ilchi Lee
Emptiness Reality Sayings By Dalai Lama: Since form is emptiness and emptiness is form, then instead of a hand grasping at Since form is emptiness and emptiness is form, then instead of a hand grasping at nothing, it is better to grasp at someone's nose because this is closer to reality. — Dalai Lama
Emptiness Reality Sayings By Daniel H. Wilson: Across the sea of space lies an infinite emptiness. I can feel it, suffocating me. Across the sea of space lies an infinite emptiness. I can feel it, suffocating me. It is without meaning. But each life creates its own reality. — Daniel H. Wilson
Emptiness Reality Sayings By Wallace Stevens: How cold the vacancyWhen the phantoms are gone and the shaken realistFirst sees reality. The How cold the vacancy
When the phantoms are gone and the shaken realist
First sees reality. The mortal no
Has its emptiness and tragic expirations. — Wallace Stevens
Emptiness Reality Sayings By Jennifer Howard: Persistent problems, however unpleasant they may seem, contain the unprocessed and unexamined thoughts and feelings Persistent problems, however unpleasant they may seem, contain the unprocessed and unexamined thoughts and feelings that, if left alone, keep you from your greatness. That's why the pain, emptiness, and longing you feel can be your greatest gift - it can motivate you to examine parts of yourself that have been overlooked, forgotten, or hidden. It's the irritant of sand in the oyster, which is the impetus for the pearl. In walking the conscious life path, you reveal your deepest Reality, layer by layer. You come home. — Jennifer Howard
Emptiness Reality Sayings By Thomas Merton: We thank Him less by words than by the serene happiness of silent acceptance. It We thank Him less by words than by the serene happiness of silent acceptance. It is our emptiness in the presence of His reality, our silence in the presence of His infinitely rich silence, our joy in the bosom of the serene darkness in which His light holds us absorbed, it is all this that praises Him. — Thomas Merton
Emptiness Reality Sayings By James Rozoff: Every man is ultimately groping in the dark, believing he has some understanding. Perhaps it Every man is ultimately groping in the dark, believing he has some understanding. Perhaps it is better thus. Perhaps we would go mad to realize what a thin skein of atmosphere protects us from the emptiness of outer space, what a thin layer of reason protects us from a reality far beyond our comprehension. — James Rozoff
Emptiness Reality Sayings By Jay Michaelson: It is possible to refine awareness itself so much that the emptiness of things, and It is possible to refine awareness itself so much that the emptiness of things, and the role mental construction plays, becomes a directly apprehended reality. — Jay Michaelson
Emptiness Reality Sayings By Cora Sandel: Alberta felt her face grow old and shrivelled at her own words. She was a Alberta felt her face grow old and shrivelled at her own words. She was a shadow already, half old, distressing, comic. Something happened from year to year, suspicion became knowledge, bad dreams reality.
A weariness crept over her, more intense and pervasive than any she had known before. It sat in her back, sapping her strength. She sank down into it as if it were an abyss, sank inwards into gaping emptiness. — Cora Sandel
Emptiness Reality Sayings By Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj: Reality is neither subjective nor objective, neither mind nor matter, neither time nor space. These Reality is neither subjective nor objective, neither mind nor matter, neither time nor space. These divisions need somebody to happen to, a conscious separate center. But reality is all and nothing, the totality and the exclusion, the fullness and the emptiness, fully consistent, absolutely paradoxical. You cannot speak about it, you can only lose yourself in it. — Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
Emptiness Reality Sayings By Dalai Lama XIV: By saying that phenomena are empty of intrinsic existence, we are declaring not their nonexistence By saying that phenomena are empty of intrinsic existence, we are declaring not their nonexistence but their interdependence, their absence of concrete reality. And the emptiness of phenomena, far from being a mental construct or a concept, corresponds to the reality itself of the phenomenal world. — Dalai Lama XIV
Emptiness Reality Sayings By Sengcan: When no discriminating thoughts arise,the old mind ceases to exist.When thought objects vanish,the thinking-subject vanishes,as When no discriminating thoughts arise,
the old mind ceases to exist.
When thought objects vanish,
the thinking-subject vanishes,
as when the mind vanishes, objects vanish.
Things are objects because of the subject;
the mind is such because of things.
Understand the relativity of these two
and the basic reality: the unity of emptiness.
In this Emptiness the two are indistinguishable
and each contains in itself the whole world.
If you do not discriminate between coarse and fine
you will not be tempted to prejudice and opinion. — Sengcan
Emptiness Reality Sayings By Ernest Agyemang Yeboah: A world without music is only filled with sounds in the air A world without music is only filled with sounds in the air — Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Emptiness Reality Sayings By Randy Alcorn: We've fallen for the devil's lie. His most basic strategy, the same one he employed We've fallen for the devil's lie. His most basic strategy, the same one he employed with Adam and Eve, is to make us believe that sin brings fulfillment. However, in reality, sin robs us of fulfillment. Sin doesn't make life interesting; it makes life empty. Sin doesn't create adventure; it blunts it. Sin doesn't expand life; it shrinks it. Sin's emptiness inevitably leads to boredom. When there's fulfillment, when there's beauty, when we see God as he truly is - an endless reservoir of fascination - boredom becomes impossible. — Randy Alcorn
Emptiness Reality Sayings By Simone De Beauvoir: In fact, the sickness I was suffering from was that I had been driven out In fact, the sickness I was suffering from was that I had been driven out of the paradise of childhood and had not found my place in the world of adults. I had set myself up in the absolute in order to gaze down upon this world which was rejecting me; now, if I wanted to act, to write a book, to express myself, I would have to go back down there: but my contempt had annihilated it, and I could see nothing but emptiness. The fact is that I had not yet put my hand to the plow. Love, action, literary work: all I did was to roll these ideas round in my head; I was fighting in an abstract fashion against abstract possibilities, and I had come to the conclusion that reality was of the most pitiful insignificance. I was hoping to hold fast to something, and misled by the violence of this indefinite desire, I was confusing it with the desire for the infinite. — Simone De Beauvoir
Emptiness Reality Sayings By Dag Hammarskjold: The dizziness in the face of les espaces infinisonly overcome if we dare to gaze The dizziness in the face of les espaces infinis
only overcome if we dare to gaze into them without any protection. And accept them as the reality before which we must justify our existence. For this is the truth we must reach to live, that everything is and we just in it. — Dag Hammarskjold
Emptiness Reality Sayings By Curious George Brigade: When faced with unbridled wildness of reality, dinosaurs fall into fevered delusions of grandeur. In When faced with unbridled wildness of reality, dinosaurs fall into fevered delusions of grandeur. In fits of madness, they recreate the world in their own overblown image, bull-dozing the wild and replacing it with a wasteland that reflects their own emptiness. Where there was once the incredibly complex diversity of nature, there is now the dead simplicity of asphalt and concrete. — Curious George Brigade
Emptiness Reality Sayings By Sengcan: To deny the reality of things is to miss their reality; to assert the emptiness To deny the reality of things is to miss their reality; to assert the emptiness of things is to miss their reality. The more you talk and think about it, the further astray you wander from the truth. Stop talking and thinking and there is nothing you will not be able to know. — Sengcan
Emptiness Reality Sayings By Anthony Marais: Proximity to reality induces feelings of emptiness, horror and depression. Do not approach it alone. Proximity to reality induces feelings of emptiness, horror and depression. Do not approach it alone. — Anthony Marais
Emptiness Reality Sayings By John M. Keller: It is a strange phenomenon, how absence is the only authentic vessel of the past, It is a strange phenomenon, how absence is the only authentic vessel of the past, how otherwise it is forgotten, overlooked for its continuity and perdurability - every sensory detail of the past breathes through its emptiness the way the light of a match illuminates the darkness; otherwise all is darkness, all is presence, everything in its place and thus unnoticed, whereas the past is missing, the part cut out of the photograph, the part the present attempts to seal over with the future, seeking to close the hole, pandering to the illusion of movement and change when in reality all of life is in flux, particle for particle, atom for atom, void for void, thought for thought. — John M. Keller
Emptiness Reality Sayings By Marguerite Sechehaye: For me, madness was definitely not a condition of illness; I did not believe that For me, madness was definitely not a condition of illness; I did not believe that I was ill. It was rather a country, opposed to Reality, where reigned an implacable light, blinding, leaving no place for shadow; an immense space without boundary, limitless, flat; a mineral, lunar country, cold as the wastes of the North Pole. In this stretching emptiness, all is unchangeable, immobile, congealed, crystallised. Objects are stage trappings, placed here and there, geometric cubes without meaning.
People turn weirdly about, they make gestures, movements without sense; they are phantoms whirling on an infinite plain, crushed by the pitiless electric light. And I - I am lost in it, isolated, cold, stripped purposeless under the light. — Marguerite Sechehaye
Emptiness Reality Sayings By Toba Beta: Universal emptiness is mere concept.The fact is, there was never emptiness. Universal emptiness is mere concept.
The fact is, there was never emptiness. — Toba Beta
Emptiness Reality Sayings By Mort W. Lumsden: Don't most astrophysicists now predict some "end of the line" - an end to it Don't most astrophysicists now predict some "end of the line" - an end to it all? Not just the death of things, but the annihilation of everything. Some great contraction, or collapse. Or, perhaps, some vast dissipation into eternal emptiness. Maybe it's all swallowed up by an immense black hole, which then swallows itself. But, whatever the case, their extinction is inevitable and absolute. So complete as to erase any and all evidence that this reality - this existence - ever took place. So complete that, perhaps, for all intents and purposes, it never really did.
(attrib: F.L. Vanderson) — Mort W. Lumsden
Emptiness Reality Sayings By Theodor W. Adorno: Among today's adept practitioners, the lie has long since lost its honest function of misrepresenting Among today's adept practitioners, the lie has long since lost its honest function of misrepresenting reality. Nobody believes anybody, everyone is in the know. Lies are told only to convey to someone that one has no need either of him or his good opinion. The lie, once a liberal means of communication, has today become one of the techniques of insolence enabling each individual to spread around him the glacial atmosphere in whose shelter he can thrive. — Theodor W. Adorno