emptiness


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Synonyms for emptiness

Synonyms for emptiness

total absence of matter

total lack of ideas, meaning, or substance

a desolate sense of loss

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the state of containing nothing

having an empty stomach

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an empty area or space

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the quality of being valueless or futile

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Mipam equates the Buddha-nature with emptiness, as do the Geluk, but also insists, along with the Jonang, that Buddha-nature and all its qualities are already present in all sentient beings.
That is to say, positing a thing-in-itself as the grounds for Being distorts the fidelity of the simulacrum, so far as we hold essential emptiness to be true, as is the case in both Buddhism and Barthes' structuralism.
Regarding Eduardo Chillida, Angel Valente says that enclosing full emptiness "places the artist and us in a point where creation is achieved and in its achievement, what has been created, fades so that the world continues to be possible, that is to say, to perpetuate the possibility of creativity".
Endlessly fascinating each poem is a facet of a jewel as if she has taken the emptiness and as she says she does with King Baby "laid your parts / to dry before the coiled radiator.
Emptiness (Ku), according to the book's glossary, is one of the "three truths" in Buddhism to be viewed as full of traces of other phenomena rather than negatively.
Emptiness is one of the most intricate and complex concepts in the Buddhist system of thought.
Strangely then, a movie that celebrates the American dream also unintentionally comments on the emptiness of American consumerism.
It is unworthy of us to believe that our magnificent Universe, which contains such beauty and grandeur, would crown the ending of our lives with emptiness.
Author and poet Thomas Sanfilip presents The Killing Sun, an anthology that follows different characters in their quest to fill the emptiness in their lives.
Quinlan Terry has ploughed a lonely architectural furrow in an era during which the West largely repudiated its history in favour of spiritual emptiness, pseudo-sentimental supposedly 'caring' attitudes, vulgarity, and self-advertisement.
Essentially, though, the drawing room is now possessed of an emptiness so rarely broken that visiting has taken on a sense of intrusion, almost violation and trespass.
JOEL R, PRIMACK AND NANCY ELLEN ABRAMS In the span of 400 years, Earth has gone from the center of the universe--according to people's understanding--to a perhaps-insignificant planet in an immense expanse of stars and emptiness.
For example, in his analysis of Middle Passage, Storhoff defines the novel's trajectory as Rutherford Calhoun's "emotional separation from Falcon, toward a Buddhist understanding of emptiness and dependent origination" (168).
An athletic and acrobatic male solo performed at a barre in "Wanderings in the Realm of Lightness" hinted at the nobility and emptiness of modern life.
Their persistent mode is a sultry and somehow viscous emptiness, in which places, people, and objects seem to be decomposing before the camera into a mishmash of unnatural textures.