Jinzang wrote:In Buddhist terms, a nihilist is someone who denies the law of cause and effect, specifically moral cause and effect. The emptiness of emptiness indicates that emptiness itself is dependent upon the phenomena which are empty.
Agree, w/ respect to nihilist definition.
One could also say this error comes from a misunderstanding of the Two Truths, or a feeling that because there is no essential ultimate, somehow one can disregard the inexorability of karmic law on the relative level, the level of sentient beings.
Emptiness of emptiness is really another way of saying "absence of essential ultimate."
There's no "existing emptiness" which inheres as any essence of phenomena. It is a mere lack, with nothing posited in it's place.