Emptiness is not a negative state; it denotes a mind that has no tension, no worry or fear, and is wide open to see the Dharma within. Such a mind has let go of all preconceived ideas about the world and the people in it. If our ideas up to now have not brought total and absolute happiness, it is much better to let go of them and be an empty vessel into which the Dharma can be poured. As the Dharma fills us, it changes our outlook and eventually brings us to right view.
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Um yup. :P