Meditation class student/Thomas Yang
What is Triple Emptiness?
Emptiness of the giver
Emptiness of what is given
Emptiness of the recipient
Why are these three things not real?
The giver, as a human being, is impermanent and temporal. Once the act of giving happened, the giver is no longer in the state of giving.
What is given is not permanent as everything, material or mental, is trancient and subject to decline and destruction.
The recipient, as a human being, is impermanent and temporal. Once the receiving happened, the recipient is no longer in the state of receiving.
Should we keep practicing giving when we know the Triple Emptiness?
Through the practice of giving, a giver can reduce his or her greed and selfishness, and improve spiritual growth. The immediate goal is to improve the well-being of the recipient, and, by dedicating the merits of giving, the ultimate goal of giving is the enlightenment of all sentient beings.