Usually a translation of term shunyata, and meaning “empty” of inherent, independent, enduring self-nature (a quality of all beings and things).
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- 20 - The Heart Sutra Part 2: Line by Line Explanation, ContinuedIn this episode I complete my line-by-line exploration of the Heart Sutra. I cover what the sutra means when its says "there is no" such-and-such, why it proceeds through such long lists of things that don't exist the way we conceive of them (and what those lists refer to), and the significance of the mantra presented at the end.
- Glossary: shunyata
- 22 - How Buddhists Should Behave: Evolution of the Buddhist Precepts Part 1Many people are unaware that, from the beginning, Buddhism has said as much about how you should behave in your daily life as it does about meditation or study. In this episode, I cover the first Buddhist teachings about moral conduct, and then talk about the evolution of the Buddhist precepts, including the code of discipline for fully ordained monks and nuns.
- 23 - How Buddhists Should Behave: Evolution of the Buddhist Precepts Part 2
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