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Echoes of Sunyata

Every now and then echoes of Sunyata doctrine (of no self) ripple through the space-of-awareness that I am.  Here’s a recent echo of Sunyata that popped into this mind after a few minutes of meditation.

A deluded mind sees itself even in pitch darkness.

An enlightened mind can’t find itself even in broad daylight.

“Whose words are these?  Where do they come from?  Who thought this?” mind searched itself for answers and found none.  And meditation continued.


Echoes of Sunyata

Pavel G. Somov, Ph.D.

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in private practice and the author of 7 mindfulness-based self-help books. Several of his books have been translated into Chinese, Dutch & Portuguese. Somov is on the Advisory Board for the Mindfulness Project (London, UK). Somov has conducted numerous workshops on mindfulness-related topics and appeared on a number of radio programs. Somov's book website is and his practice website is

Marla Somova, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Pittsburgh, PA. She is the co-author of "Smoke Free Smoke Break" (2011).

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Somov, P. (2013). Echoes of Sunyata. Psych Central. Retrieved on February 20, 2020, from


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