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Why it’s good to be full of emptiness | Oliver Burkeman13 Oct 10:00am

Why it’s good to be full of emptiness | Oliver Burkeman

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It doesn’t excuse immoral actions, but helps to see clearly what’s actually there If you spend any amount of time reading books on Buddhism, or hanging out with Buddhists, you’re likely to encounter the mysterious idea known as the “doctrine of emptiness”. I’ve never understood it, yet always liked it, probably because I’m perversely drawn to how bleakly depressing it sounds. (Buddhism is full of this downbeat stuff: for example, did you know that reincarnation, traditionally, was seen a bad thing? The goal of meditation was to stop yourself being reborn next time. It’s less a religion of smiles and flowers, more a death cult.) According to
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