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Sunyata

Buddhist Glossary
Sanskrit; sunnata (Pali); literally, "emptiness"; a central Buddhist idea which states that all phenomena are "empty," i.e. dependent and conditioned on other phenomena and therefore without essence; Theravadins applied this idea to the individual to assert the non-existence of a soul; Mahayanists later expanded on this idea and declared that all existence is empty; emptiness became the focus of the Madhyamika school of the Mahayana Buddhism; the notion of emptiness has often led to Buddhism being wrongfully confused with a nihilistic outlook.
Yoga Dictionary
literally, "to strive after the void," without which nothing would have any value or function. A cup that is not void cannot hold liquid. A room that is not void cannot house people. A person (atman) who is not void (ie., pure) cannot possess the divine state (Atman).
See also: Yoni , ADHYASA , RISHI , SAKSHI , AMARA

 

Buddhism Dictionary INDEX:

List of Terms: Terms beginning with "A", Page 1

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P R S T U V W Y Z
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ABHAYAM
ABHIMANA
ABHYASA
ADHIKARI
ADHISHTHANA
ADHYASA
ADHYATMIC
ADHYAYANA
AGRAHYA
AHANKARA
AISVARYA
AJARAM

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