Chang-ch'o, an educated man, once asked the Chinese Ch'an master Chih-t'sang:
-Is there paradise or hell?
-That is not correct. When I was studying under the
Emptiness is just another way of looking at infinite space. Our monkey mind traps us in a shrinking ball of our worldly endeavors. Tighter and tighter, smaller and smaller till any reasonable view is gone and we lose all wisdom. Meditation is about a release of the ball’s tension. It is about finding the never ending space between our commitments and sufferings: knowing all is relative. Buddhism is about now, not about pie in the sky by and by. MU