There is a kind of destructive and delusional conspiracy in the history of Human thinking that has undermined the fundamental importance of one of our most incredible resources: Nothing. People are down on Nothing.
What you should see if you think about it more clearly, is that the World of things is really the creation in your own mind, in your mental model of the World, of the line between two equally important parts of one whole. One of those parts is Nothing.
To fail to appreciate Nothing, to harness it, to be blind to the role of Nothingness is to deny yourself of the most natural fulfilment. Nothingness is the secret to understanding not only the World, but the Self, and after all, what, really, is the difference.
The Power of Nothingness is a state of Consciousness transcending ordinary perspective, born through spiritual and mental refinement. Bearing common traits with states of being within Buddhism, martial arts, and spiritual perfection.
It is the power to act without being attached to emotions and thought, free of fear, anger, pride, and Ego, to draw upon the contents of one’s heart intuitively without obstacle and hesitation, and to be aware of the World and to know one’s place and meaning within its vastness, to flow with all of creation without the need of worry, desire, and doubt.
It can only be used by a person of pure mind, compassion, mercy and peace. Such a person must have embraced the peaceful and spiritual aspect of the art to their fullest extent. It makes a person unbelievably powerful, granting invincibility (spiritually and physically) to many attacks, as well as sealing off evil power and making the user a stronger fighter.
So if you really go the whole way and see how you feel at the prospect of vanishing forever. Have all your efforts, and all your achievements, and all your attainments turning into dust and nothingness. What is the feeling? What happens to you? That’s what it’s all going to come to.
And for some reason or other, we are supposed to find this depressing. Do you see in a way, how that is saying: the most real state is the state of nothing? But if somebody is going to argue that the basic reality is nothingness. Where does all this come from? Obviously from nothingness. Once again you get how it looks behind your eyes. You see?
You evoke light out of the universe. You, call into being this organism, call into being this whole universe of light and color and hardness and heaviness and everything.
By seeing that nothingness is the fundamental reality, and you see it’s your reality. Then how can anything contaminate you? All the idea of you being scared, and put out and worried, and so on, this is nothing, it’s a dream. Because you’re really nothing. But this is most incredible nothing.
So cheer up! You see? The essence of your mind is intrinsically pure. Pure means clear, void.
If you think of this idea of nothingness as mere blankness, and you hold onto this idea of blankness then kind of grizzly about it, you haven’t understood it. Nothingness is really like the nothingness of space, which contains the whole universe.
All the sun and the stars and the mountains, and rivers, and the good men and bad men, and the animals, and insects, and the whole bit. All are contained in void. So out of this void comes everything and You Are it. What else could You be?