Emptiness or Sunyata

The teaching of Sunyata says that there exists “Nothing”. To explain “Sunyata”, Buddhism talks about “Six Sense” sphere, wherein it connects sixth sense with Intellect. Miteiya says that the Sixth Sense is in fact “Desire” as depicted in Mahabharata. Please note that Karn is the elder-most brother of Pandavs, wherein Karn is symbol of desires and Pandavs are symbol of Senses. The immense “Desire to Liberate” shall become the biggest impediment in the liberation. Quran and Torah talk about “Sabbath” as the resting day. Buddhism speaks about “Stresslessness” in the approach to attain peace.

Buddhist myths suggest that Buddha subjected himself to extreme austerity and was on the verge of death. However he could realize that enlightenment would not happen due to extreme austerity. He accepted the rice from Sujaata and rested in peace. He stopped thinking about enlightenment and rested beneath a pine-rose tree. At this stage, he had no desire to be liberated, become wise or get enlightenment. This was the perfect “Stresslessness” without any anticipation.

The cessation of any expectation and the feeling that nothing exists is the penultimate truth. As the desire dies, the self-awareness encapsulates the human being. Death of Karn is not the end of Mahabharata. In the same sense, acceptance of Sunyata is not the end-goal.

Reaching the stage of “Planet Buddha or Mercury” with no desire for any objective creates an opportunity to become one with “Ra”, the Supreme God.