Almost always the life seems totally solid and permanent. We believe that our body, thoughts, the projection that we make of our life and the world are static. According to Buddhism this habit of misinterpreted what we experience is the root of all problems. In particular, When we think: “I am real, solid and immutable” and we put all the energy to defend the happiness of this "I", at any cost, fall who fall.
Buddha realized that this is our greatest ignorance, and why in his teachings on voidness, said: “One minute, the world is not as concrete as you think. Why not you analizáis carefully that which ye call reality and see if it exists as you think?”.
The truth is that nothing is as it seems and, to understand this fact, We will create a happier situation for us and others. This wisdom that understands voidness is extraordinary; It has the power to free ourselves at any time.
The emptiness in Buddhism is the ultimate truth. It is not a nihilistic nowhere, but the lack of any inherent existence. The mind clings and in keeping with this false illusion and incorrectly projected a fictitious inherent to all phenomena existence and these appear before our minds as if they exist independently, When it is not so.
The path towards emptiness
There are in the way of voidness two-stage:
The first consists in clearly identify the mode in which phenomena are presented to our mind as if they exist in their own ways and how we believe firmly that this appearance is true.
This process is called 'identification of the object of denial' (For example, identify the wrath).
For our understanding of voidness is correct is very important start with a clear idea of what we deny.
Meditate on this ultimate reality is essential to clear the mind of ignorance that does not leave us to see voidness as is.
The second stage consists in refute the object of negation, This is, prove ourselves through various types of reasoning that the object of negation in reality does not exist. In this way, We will arrive to the lack or absence of the object of negation.