Why emptiness is liberating. Public Talk, London, 2016

James Low

Why emptiness is liberating: awakening to the fact of there being nothing frees us from the endless quest for something.

Shang Shung Institute UK, London 25 02 2016.

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Transcribed by Lea Pabst and Revised by James Low.

The topic for this evening is emptiness as the basis for liberation. Emptiness is an insight which we find in all the levels and dimensions of Buddhism, in all the different schools. It gets packaged slightly differently, but the basic principle is the same. The term ‘emptiness’ points to the insight which eliminates the habitual delusion of grasping at the world and finding things to hold on to.

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