Noble Laura,every form that arises is 'emptiness'. it is tathata
. everything is tathata.
typing at this computer right now is tathata. you are the mind of the buddha, it is the mind of the buddha reading this post.
emptiness = mind = self = form. forms are emptiness how could they not be tathata?
your thoughts are those of a tathagata. at least thats how i see it! how could your mind be any different. the mind is the mind, it has no differences.
just look inside your mind next time you are typing, feel it, without thinking, then look at the computer screen. is there any difference? the sensation is the same isnt it. the emptiness of self is the emptiness of the computer screen.
anyone can see this, we all have buddha mind, buddha self and buddha form regardless of appearances and personal expression. just give it a try! look inside your mind, or inside your self... i bet the feeling you get looking at your self is the same you get looking at the computer screen. its normal feeling, nothing special.
dont worry about how emptiness is explained. just feel it. feel your 'self' or your own mind, or the computer screen. they are all empty. its nothing profound, its just 'this' normal mind we have, this normal self and this normal computer screen.
with respect, White Lotus.take the numbers
one, two, three,
all different, but all
feel the same.
how does one feel?
feel it, how does two feel?
feel it. is there any difference.
this is the feeling of emptiness
and its normal.