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Chapter 7: Full Emptiness

Somebody asked Buddha, “When you are gone and you will never be coming into the body again, what will happen to you?”

And he said, “I will disappear into existence. If you taste existence, you will taste me.”

And yes, that is true: if you taste existence you will taste all the buddhas - Krishna, Christ, Buddha, Mahavira, Zarathustra, Lao Tzu, Kabir, Nanak - you will taste all the buddhas. The day you enter into that nothingness, you will be welcomed by all the buddhas. The whole existence is throbbing with buddhahood because so many buddhas have disappeared into it. They have raised the very level of existence.

You are fortunate, because before you so many buddhas have entered into existence. When you go there, you will not be unwelcome.

All those who appear as buddhas
in the three periods of time
fully awake to the utmost, right and perfect enlightenment
because they have relied on the perfection of wisdom.

The only refuge is the perfection of wisdom, the perfection of meditation. In the past it has been so, in the present it is so, in the future it will be so. Anybody who becomes a buddha becomes one through meditation. Take refuge in meditation. Take refuge in nothingness.

Enough for today.