a sip of Zen

“Emptiness in Buddhist terms doesn’t mean nothingness. It means that every single thing we encounter — including ourselves — goes beyond our ability to conceive of it. We call it emptiness because nothing can ever explain it. Reality itself is emptiness because we can’t possibly fit it into our minds.”

-- Brad Warner (Zen monk, teacher, writer)
from his forthcoming book Don't Be a Jerk

p.s. Love the title. Right up there with Sit Down and Shut Up