by **Sally Gross** » Sun Apr 08, 2012 1:06 pm

Dronma wrote:Namdrol wrote:śūnyatā is a term in Indian mathematics which means 0.

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Sure, there is no doubt about that. But zero can manifest only zero, according to mathematics.

So, "this" which is manifesting everything and it is full of potentialities cannot be zero!

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and I am no mathematician but, thinking about it, the introduction of zero opened up endless possibilities in mathematics, a vein of potentialities which are very far from exhausted and are perhaps inexhaustible. Even in the mathematical sense, shuunyataa is not to be dismissed out of hand.

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Dukkham eva hi, na koci dukkhito,

kaarako na, kiriyaa va vijjati,

atthi nibbuti, na nibbuto pumaa,

maggam atthi, gamako na vijjati

Suffering there certainly is, but no sufferer,

no doer, though certainly the deed is found.

peace is achieved, but no-one's appeased,

the way is walked, but no walker's to be found.

- Visuddhimagga XVI, 90