Our first taste of emptiness ~ Mingyur Rinpoche

Whether we’re analyzing material objects, time, our “self,” or our mind, eventually we reach a point where we realize that our analysis breaks down. At that point our search for something irreducible finally collapses. In that moment, when we give up looking for something absolute, we gain our first taste of emptiness, the infinite, indefinable essence of reality as it is.


Mingyur Rinpoche

from the book The Joy of Living: Unlocking the Secret and Science of Happiness


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