[OceanofDharma] Quotes of the Week: Lots to Gain and Nothing to Lose
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Ocean of Dharma Quotes of the Week
October 11, 2005
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LOTS TO GAIN AND NOTHING TO LOSE
Shunyata literally means "openness" or emptiness." Shunyata is basically
understanding nonexistence. When you begin realizing nonexistence, then you
can afford to be more compassionate, more giving. A problem is usually that
we would like to hold on to our territory and fixate on that particular
ground. Once we begin to fixate on that ground, we have no way to give.
Understanding shunyata means that we begin to realize that there is no
ground to get, that we are ultimately free, nonaggressive, open. We realize
that we are actually nonexistent ourselves. We are not--no, rather. Then we
can give. We have lots to gain and nothing to lose at that point. It is
From TRAINING THE MIND AND CULTIVATING LOVING-KINDNESS, edited by Judith
Lief, pages 13-14.
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