the womb of compassion

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tobes
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the womb of compassion

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This is an easy one: which text did Nagarjuna assert that emptiness is the womb/essence (garbha) of compassion?

I can't for the life of me remember.....

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The sunyatakarungarbha appears in his Ratnavali.
"Men must want to do things out of their own innermost drives. People, not commercial organizations or chains of command, are what make great civilizations work. Every civilization depends upon the quality of the individuals it produces. If you over-organize humans, over-legalize them, suppress their urge to greatness - they cannot work and their civilization collapses."
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pueraeternus wrote:The sunyatakarungarbha appears in his Ratnavali.
Hopkins, in verse 396, renders this "essence of compassion and emptiness"
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Will wrote:
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.
"Men must want to do things out of their own innermost drives. People, not commercial organizations or chains of command, are what make great civilizations work. Every civilization depends upon the quality of the individuals it produces. If you over-organize humans, over-legalize them, suppress their urge to greatness - they cannot work and their civilization collapses."
- A letter to CHOAM, attributed to the Preacher
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Ajahn Brahmavamso has a dhamma talk where he says emptiness is the ultimate form of love, emptiness accepts everything, like the sky accepts the sun and moon, like space accepts everything within it.

love/compassion, same thing.
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Thankyou my friends. :twothumbsup:
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