sunyata

noun sun·ya·ta \ˈshu̇nyəˌtä\

Definition of sunyata

plural

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  1. 1 Buddhism :  the nonexistence of the elements of things and of the self

  2. 2 :  ultimate truth or reality interpreted (as in Madhyamika) as absolutely devoid of distinguishing characteristics and beyond even being and nonbeing :  the transcendental void

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Origin and Etymology of sunyata

Sanskrit śūnyatā, literally, emptiness, void, from śūnya empty, void


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