Tag: emptiness

Osho



Fast Facts
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Other Names and Nicknames: 
Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, Rajneesh Chandra Mohan Jain, Acharya Rajneesh, Beloved Bhagwan
Function: 
Master
Traditions: 
Zen, Tao, Buddhism, Advaita
Main Countries of Activity: 
India, USA
Date of Birth: 
December 11, 1931
Place of Birth: 
Kuchwada, Narsinghpur District, Madhya Pradesh, India
In His/Her Body ("alive"): 
No
Date Left His/Her Body: 
January 19, 1990
Ancestor Gurus: 
Other Related Gurus: 
Magga Baba, Pagal Baba, Masto


Nagarjuna



Fast Facts
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Other Names and Nicknames: 
Acharya Nāgārjun
Function: 
Philosopher
Traditions: 
Madhyamaka school of Mahāyāna Buddhism
Main Countries of Activity: 
India
Date of Birth: 
150 CE
Place of Birth: 
Andhara Pardesh, India
In His/Her Body ("alive"): 
No
Date Left His/Her Body: 
250 CE
Ancestor Gurus: 
Descendant Gurus: 


Fear of Emptiness

abra's picture



Emptiness = Voidness = Nothingness = Shunyata

Fear of Emptiness = horror vacui

Quotes of gurus relating to the fear of emptiness:



Surrender to Chaos

lilian's picture



The world around us as well as the world inside us (which are not different, it is just the ego that separates them) are chaotic.

They are chaotic in all aspects: in the sense that we do not really understand them, in the sense that our mind is not fast enough to keep pace with and observe them in real time, in the sense that they are composed from endless tiny particles, details, and processes, in the sense that we cannot have any control over them, none whatsoever!



A Deception called Form

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Preparation

Does the hole in the ground filled again with sand still exist?



Is the feeling of emptiness a thought or a feeling?

mika's picture



If the irritating feeling of emptiness is a thought, than I see 3 possible aproaches to remedy it:

(1) Accept and observe this feeling/thought.



Good links about boredom, nothingness and spirituality

avi's picture



I feel that the feeling of boredom and the fear of nothingness are central in the spiritual awakening, one of the most trickiest pitfalls that can block one for eons in the path to spiritual developme



The now is boring, says the mind

divine intervention's picture



It's petrifying how little from the world truly exists: only the now.

Such a narrow flickering glimpse.

The past is memory. The future is simulation. And they are both occurring in the now, the recalling of the memory, the playing of the simulation. Aren't they?



Nothingness

divine intervention's picture



Nothingness when viewed by the mind seems awful, the most dreadful thing to fear from, a black hole. That's why humanity is so agitated, so occupied with doing and excitements and addictions.



Addicted people can't meditate

Tania's picture



I find it hard to meditate, I get bored and then agitated and restless as soon as I begin meditating. This stress compels me to stop.

This is natural, it is great that you admit it. There are many people, even "experienced spiritualists" that overlook this and thus get only more agitated during meditation.