The state of being empty of an innate nature due to a lack of independently existing characteristics.
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Form is emptiness; emptiness is form.
Emptiness is not other than form; form is not other than emptiness.~ Heart Sūtra
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|སྟོང་པ་ཉིད་ ( tong pa nyi)
|Wylie Tibetan Transliteration
|stong pa nyid ( tong pa nyi)
|शून्यता ( shunyata)
|śūnyatā ( shunyata)
|kōng, kōng mén
|Buddha-nature Site Standard English
|Karl Brunnhölzl's English Term
|Richard Barron's English Term
|Jeffrey Hopkin's English Term
|Gyurme Dorje's English Term
|Ives Waldo's English Term
|The state of being empty of an innate nature due to a lack of independently existing characteristics.
|Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism
|See page 871: In Sanskrit, “emptiness”; the term has a number of denotations, but is most commonly associated with the perfection of wisdom (prajñāpāramitā) sūtras and the Madhyamaka school of Mahāyāna philosophy.
|Tshig mdzod Chen mo
|rang bzhin med pa'i gnas lugs sam de kho na nyid