pueraeternus wrote:The sunyatakarungarbha appears in his Ratnavali.
Hopkins, in verse 396, renders this "essence of compassion and emptiness"
I remember attending a talk by Robert Thurman, where he described this concept as something like "true emptiness is indeed true compassion". In many other translations, it is as Hopkins rendered - essence of compassion + emptiness, which gives a notion of compassion and emptiness as two separate things co-joined. I somehow prefer Thurman's explanation.
How persistent it is, this demand that our gods be perfect. The Greeks were much more reasonable about such things.