Understanding “emptiness”

The meaning of emptiness as used in Buddhist terminology is grossly misunderstood, not without reason.Empty connotes meaningless as in “my life is so empty”.Empty also connotes hollow as in “Your words  sound so empty”.

But emptiness in Buddhist terminology means something else.It is more of absence of junk objects, junk thoughts,junk emotions-like when a room is empty (of objects) then it is full of space.If your mind is empty of thoughts,it is full of stillness.

To look at emptiness with this perspective will give a whole new dimension to your perception of meditation.Emptiness will no more be cold if you associate it with stillness,vast space and beauty,like the Universe.