Monday, March 12, 2007

Mind And Emptiness

Mind And Emptiness

Analysis of texts from SHENPEN ÖSEL

Som really great teachings here. Comments from Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche, and Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche

The nature of mind itself is what we term "emptiness" in Buddhism. Mind itself has no color, form, shape, or size. Mind has no limiting characteristics that one can ascribe to it. So, in speaking about the mind, one is speaking about that which is intangible. Mind is completely empty or devoid of these kinds of limiting characteristics. We might use the example of open space, such as the space in this room, when talking about the nature of the mind. Because mind is as intangible as the space in this room, you cannot describe it. The space in this room has no color, shape, nor size. There is simply space in the room.

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