Nothing, Sacred

"Vast emptiness. Nothing sacred." — legendary response by Bodhidharma (aka "Daruma", fifth-century Zen monk) when asked by the Chinese emperor for the most important principle of Buddhism. But maybe the punctuation-translation is garbled? Try:

Vast Emptiness.

... the void that defines everything — the profane that's infinitely profound — the negative-space that is the is ...

Yes, and it's all holy ...

(cf No Concepts At All (2001-02-22), Dalai Lama Birthday Gift (2004-08-24), Nothingness Shows Through (2005-12-06), Between (2009-12-10), This (2013-03-19), Space Between (2013-10-15), Betwixt (2015-07-04), Much Ado about Nothing (2016-12-25), Mantra - Hold More Space (2017-06-12), Mantra - Unself Together (2018-03-30), ...) - ^z - 2018-06-07