Emptiness

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One of the true characteristics of all worldly phenomena, together with suchness, indivisibleness, identicalness, specific conditionality, change and transformation, equality and illusion, which the Buddha recognized in his enlightenment.  Worldly phenomena do not have a real substance, they exist when causal conditions are present and cease to exist when these conditions cease to exist, and therefore their true nature is emptiness. When applied to human beings it results in the no-self characteristic.

P: suññatā, S: śūnyatā, V: không tánh

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