Short Cut to Attaining Sunyata

Yutang Lin

By definition Sunyata means non-self;
To practice accordingly is only natural.
Complex analyses yield devious routes;
Direct approach remains the short cut.


Yogi Chen composed "The Shortest Path to Sunyata" to illustrate that practicing non-self is the short cut to realizing Sunyata. By definition Sunyata means non-self, hence logically there is no need to say anything further about it. However, in Buddhism there are various theories on Sunyata that are analytical and gradual approaches to its comprehension. Following such theories a practitioner may pursue a roundabout path, therefore there was need to emphasize this point.

Written in Chinese on January 26, 2001
Translated on January 27, 2001
El Cerrito, California

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