So what is emptiness? It is simply this unfindability. When we look for the flower among its parts, we are confronted with the abscence of such flower. That absence we are confronted with is the flower’s emptiness. But then, is there no flower? Of course there is. To seek for the core of any phenomenon is ultimately to arrive at a more subtle appreciation of its emptiness, its unfindability.
14th Dalai Lama
from the book An Open Heart: Practicing Compassion in Everyday Life
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