Śūnyatā

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Śūnyatā (plural Śūnyatās)

  1. Alternative spelling of sunyata.
    • 1971, Garma C. C. Chang, The Buddhist Teaching of Totality: The Philosophy of Hwa Yen Buddhism, ISBN 0-271-01179-3, page 60:
      If there is one teaching that is peculiar to Buddhism alone among all the world's religions, I would say it is the principle of Śūnyatā (Voidness or Emptiness).
    • 1995, Masao Abe, Steven Heine, Buddhism and interfaith dialogue, ISBN 0-8248-1752-4, page 54:
      Accordingly, when one awakens to Śūnyatā in everything one is emancipated from the substantialization of and attachment to everything and realizes the independent relationality of everything including oneself.
    • 2007, Richard Power, Anagarika Brahmacari Govinda, The Lost Teachings of Lama Govinda: Living Wisdom from a Modern Tibetan Master, ISBN 978-0-8356-0854-1, page 83:
      On the intellectual plane śūnyatā is the relativity of all things and conditions, insofar as no thing exists independently in itself, but only in relationship with others and ultimately in relationship to the whole universe.