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Definition of Emptiness

Emptiness

  1. The state of being empty; absence of contents; void space; vacuum; as, the emptiness of a vessel; emptiness of the stomach.
  2. Want of solidity or substance; unsatisfactoriness; inability to satisfy desire; vacuity; hollowness; the emptiness of earthly glory.
  3. Want of knowledge; lack of sense; vacuity of mind.

Emptiness Quotations

Once I knew only darkness and stillness... my life was without past or future... but a little word from the fingers of another fell into my hand that clutched at emptiness, and my heart leaped to the rapture of living.
Helen Keller

Illusion is needed to disguise the emptiness within.
Arthur Erickson

There are thousands of ragas, and they are all connected with different times of the day, like sunrise or night or sunset. It is all based on 72 of what we call 'mela' or scales. And we have principally nine moods, ranging from peacefulness to praying, or the feeling of emptiness you get by sitting by the ocean.
Ravi Shankar

It's often difficult for those who are lucky enough to have never experienced what true depression is to imagine a life of complete hopelessness, emptiness and fear.
Susan Polis Schutz

Our greatest pretenses are built up not to hide the evil and the ugly in us, but our emptiness. The hardest thing to hide is something that is not there.
Eric Hoffer
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Emptiness Translations

emptiness in Dutch is leegte, leegheid
emptiness in French is vacuum
emptiness in German is Leere, Leere, leere
emptiness in Italian is vuotaggine
emptiness in Latin is infrequentia