I recently read Dalai Lama's "The way to a meaningful life" and after I finished the chapter about "emptiness", I tried to come up with a way how to imagine this:
[A]n object is "empty" is synonymous with saying that it is dependently originated. So I tried to get rid of all dependencies.
- Think of yourself, after an accident. You're totally senseless, so you can't see, hear, feel,...
- Further you lost all your memories and with that, all your emotions.
- You can only think, but you think in a certain language, which was created by others, so it is dependant. So we take away language.
Let's say there is only logical operations, like a computer. These operations follow some rules, which might be dependant, so let's take them away.
When there is no operations on a computer we can switch it off as well.
So, is emptiness comparable to a switched off computer?