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NĀRJUNA’S ŚŪNYATĀAND ITS IMPLICATION TOWARDS VIPAŚYANĀ MEDITATION

This paper tries to explore Nāgārjuna’s śūnyatāand its implication towards vipaśyanāmeditation or insight perception. Allthe mundane objects of this world are full of suffering. Nāgārjuna was the systematic propounder of Mādhyamika philosophy. He emphasizes middle view and avoids all extreme or absolute “ism” (void).From the Mādhyamika point of view śūnyatā, nirvāṇa, saṃsāra, madhyamāpratipadāand pratītysamutpāda have the same meaning because everything in this world are depends on something that’s why they are conditioned as well as pratītyasamutpanna. This pratītyasamutpāda implies relativity and relativity refers to śūnyatāand this śūnyatāisnon–conceptual and non-conventional and highest wisdom. This highest wisdom can be realized by the practice of vipaśyanāmeditation. So, in this paper there will be a humble attempt to show the need of vipaśyanāmeditation to achieve the concept of śūnyatā.

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