Today we're seeing a renaissance of writing about the spiritual path. Contemporary authors are putting out a stream of rich and often highly personal accounts, while ancient texts are being unveiled to a wider public, often for the first time in history. In Words of Wisdom, we've culled some of the best works both from contemporary authors and from classics of the past to give you inspiration and insight.
The central teaching of the Buddha is emptiness or no-self. This means that if you take away all characteristics of a thing, you are left with nothing. As abstract as this may sound, Buddhists regard it as a key to enlightenment. In this piece, Sharon Salzberg describes her experience of this fundamental Buddhist truth.