Empty and devoid of ego
is the nature of all things.
There is no individual being
that in reality exists.
Nor end nor beginning having,
nor any middle course.
All is a sham, there’s no reality whaever;
It is like unto a vision and a dream.
It is like unto clouds and lightning.
It is like unto gossamer or bubbles floating
It is like unto a fiery revolving wheel.
It is like unto water splashing.
Because of causes and conditions things are here:
In them there is no self-nature (atman, soul).
All things that move and work,
know them as such.
Ignorance and thirsty desire,
the source of birth and death are they:
Right contemplation and discipline of heart,
desire and ignorance obliterate.
All beings in the world,
beyond words and expressions are they;
Their ultimate true nature, pure and true,
Is like unto vacuity of space.
– Mahayana Abhisamaya Sutra