Space. What is it?
Space seems to be everywhere and nowhere at the same time. No thing or body can ever be outside space but only inside space. Reach out your hands to touch it or look inside to grasp it and nothing is there.
Space is everything and all encompassing yet seems invisible at the same time.
Space is all encompassing in our lives and is boundless.
We as human life forms occupy space just like everything else that is physical. A house inhabits space yet at the same time there is emptiness in the form.
Yes space also means emptiness and nothing. Form and emptiness are inseparable and they cannot be understood in isolation from each other.
“Form is empty yet emptiness is also form.” – Avalokiteshvara
Emptiness is Form refers to a Buddhist text called the Heart Sutra on the fullness of emptiness. The Heart Sutra is the distillation of all teachings on Emptiness. Emptiness in Buddhism refers to the interdependence of all phenomena, both mental and physical.
Yet ultimately all phenomena are emptiness as space & nothingness are the same thing. During Meditations, one is taught to try and focus on "nothing" in order to relax in the openness and clarity of space. A daily meditation practice has many healthy benefits & has actually been proven to open up untapped areas in our brains.
Emptiness is not a negative condition but a positive one. Emptiness is inseparable from Luminosity, the creative power of the awakened mind.
Yet for something that is nothing, we all exist our whole lives encapsulated in this space. There is no outside space.
What we call the sky marks the boundary of our physical vision looking, the limit our sight can reach. It is space (emptiness) in front of our outstretched hand as well as the endless space all around us emanating forth forever, above, below and inside even us.
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