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void

Without any legal effect from the very beginning.Sometimes written as “void ab initio.”A contract by one who has been judged mentally incompetent is void. Contrast with voidable, which is something able to be set aside,should the party so chose.

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In the practice of the completion stage (dzog-rim, sampannakrama) of anuttarayoga tantra, the various energy-winds (lung; vayu, prana) of the body are channelled into the central energy-channel for the purpose of realising Voidness with the resulting blissful fine consciousness.
Invoking the language of extraterritoriality, these courts have insisted that the legislature make clear its intent to interfere with rights and expectations created by the law of another forum before it will apply its declaration of voidness to a valid marriage performed abroad.
Buddhists discuss the same issue in these terms: life, they argue, is the "play of energy in voidness.
In so lamenting the work of those he refers to as "masters of emptiness," a term strongly reminiscent of Ad Reinhardt's "masters of voidness," Steiner overlooks what even Sartre said about absence, which is that it too "discloses being, since not to be there means still to be.
Paradoxically, this seems to be the journey the Ancient Mariner makes as a result of his hybris: he holds converse with the voidness/ absence he created by the killing of the albatross, this voidness becoming the portal that is opened in the fabric of reality which allows for the entry of the death-element in the Life-in-Death character that becomes manifest in the story in the guise of a woman.
The 'prajnaparamita Sutras' concern the hidden meaning of Voidness within the context of the widespread action teachings of the Enlightened Motive and also the stages and paths to Enlightenment.
Buddhadasa Bhikku: Life and Society through the Natural Eyes of Voidness.
Wher'eer he goes & all his neighbourhood bewail his loss: Such are the Spaces called Earth & such its dimension: As to that false appearance which appears to the reasoner, As of a Globe rolling thro Voidness, it is a delusion .
Madhyamika and Epistemology: A Study of Kamalanila's Method for Proving the Voidness of All Dharmas: Introduction, Annotated Translations and Tibetan Texts of Selected Sections of the Second Chapter of the Madhyamakaloka.
Human life, therefore, is the vehicle of the highest perfection it is possible to attain; it also generates the karma that makes it possible for the dead man to abide in the perpetual light of the Voidness without clinging to any object, and thus to rest on the Hub of rebirth, freed from all illusions of genesis and decay (Jung, 1978, pp.
You could say the absolute, which they call voidness in Buddhism; it sounds a little scarier than "God," but I have always argued that it actually has a similar meaning, especially in the Hebrew tradition.