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A Buddhist Bible | Dwight Goddard

I was browsing at Barnes and Noble in Hazard Center Mall in San Diego, and I found this verse in “A Buddhist Bible” edited by Dwight Goddard:

Everything changes, everything passes,

Things appearing, things disappearing.

But when all is over — everything having appeared

and having disappeared,

Being and extinction both transcended.–

Still the basic emptiness and silence abides,

And that is blissful peace.

Just sharing.


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  1. I don’t believe there can be a “basic emptiness” and “blissful peace.” For where there is “blissful peace” I believe Love and Innocence must dwell also. ;^)

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  2. Hi Becky!
    The Buddha’s emptiness doesn’t mean that there is nothing. “Form is emptiness, emptiness is form.”
    I recommend you to read “Buddhism is not what you think” by Steve Hagen to understand better. It is very interesting.
    You can check it out in “Books I Recommend” but it should also be in your local bookstore. I highly recommend it.

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