A wandering monk called Vaccha asked the Buddha if the Buddha would still exsist after death. The Buddha replied:
"Vaccha, the idea that I would exist or not exist after death - such ideas lead to dense jungles and arid deserts, to entanglements...
ABOUT EMPTINESS (SUNYATA)
Like using water to quench fire burning, The emptiness of dharmas has been talked about by wise men, In order to help people to stop raising views and holding on them, To get themselves liberated and free. If one now raises his views of emptiness and holding on them, then he cannot be helped, because he entirely misunderstood of it, Unless, he himself must empty his views of emptiness first.
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