Why emptiness is liberating. London, 2016
James Low, teaching in London on 25 February 2016 at the invitation of Shang Shung Institute.
“Awakening to the fact of there being nothing frees us from the endless quest for something. Our problem is the seeming ‘thing-ness’ of things, our sense that we exist as some-‘thing’ in a world of many different ‘things’. The reification which imputes a real and enduring substance to phenomena is a deluding mental process. When we do not rely on this process as a means of generating meaning, then the actuality of phenomena is seen to be unfolding revelation. This revelation is the flow of experience, concrete and precise, each moment with its own unique specificity yet with no-‘thingness’ to grasp on to. Thus the anxious self can cease attempting to take refuge in illusory things and relax into the space of unfolding.”
Recorded and prepared by Gaynor O’Flynn
You can also watch the video of this teaching here.