Zen

Q. What does Buddhism say about ‘the meaning of life’?

A. What Buddhism says is that everything is empty, which means that life is empty as well. To say that everything is empty, however, never means that everything is void and useless, but means that everything, in essence, is perfection itself and neutrality itself. That everything is perfection itself means that your life is essentially perfect no matter how it may appear superficially.

That everything is neutrality itself implies that the meaning of your life is not granted by god, or others but is of your own making. In conclusion, the meaning of life in Buddhism is that our lives may look different from each other, but they are in essence all equal since they are all perfect.

©Boo Ahm

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