The Emptiness Mantra


I read about this mantra in one of the books about Buddhism. I instantly had to look it up. Now it is my daily companion reminding me “to keep cool”, to remember, to see beyond phenomena and people behaviours.

Om Svabhava Shuddha Sarva Dharma Svabhava Shuddho Ham

I found the best interpretation in Dahlia Cabe’s blog, click through and have a read. Below is her short but impactful meditation on surrendering back to the emptiness:

First, do this.

Exhale and let go. Let go into the primal emptiness of all that is.

Exhale again. Let go of all the tension you are holding on to.

Release the worries, the fears, the guilts, the shoulds and the have tos.

Exhale and let go of your judgments, your opinions and your preconceived notions of yourself. Let go of your habits, your patterns; let go of the very fabric of self that you have woven so carefully, so tightly.

For just a little bit now, let yourself be nothing:

No-Thing. No-one-thing. Let yourself be pure emptiness: Limitless; without constraint; infinitely changeable.

Relax for a while in this freedom, this recognition of your true nature.

About nomadoftheuniverse

Nomad of the Universe, nobody special, Buddhist, student of Ram Dass. I write about happiness, meaning and spirituality. My book on Love Addiction is out on Amazon now.
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