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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.
While Dharmakirti finally espouses a broadly Yogacarin view--a view according to which all dharmas are no more than representation or ideation (vijnaptimatra)--Kamalasila, by contrast, favors a Madhyamika position that emphasizes voidness or emptiness (sunyata).
As soon as one's mind is known to be of the Wisdom of the Voidness, concepts like good and evil karma cease to exist" (Evans-Wentz 237-38).
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At oral argument, Justice Sandra Day O'Connor noted that voidness is a question of public policy, and voidability usually is a question about the parties' intentions.
Similarly, biology and our very existence stands on the shoulders of the solar physics that created matter, and therefore, the planets that give us the notion of space and time instead of voidness or emptiness.
Specifically, these courts have adopted clear-statement rules that have interpreted declarations of invalidity or voidness to apply only to locally celebrated marriages unless the legislature has made explicit its desire to extend those declarations to valid marriages from other jurisdictions.
the aim of the Tantric Vajrayana adept [is] to become conscious of the identity between Vajra-sattva [the undualized fusion of voidness and compassion, or Nirvana] [...] and his [or her] 'own' empty 'nature" so as to 'become' such a 'being'.
At the point where absorption and insight precisely balance each other, allowing the full discernment of the voidness of self, the meditator is able to move beyond all residues of the ideal, beyond the last vestiges of narcissism, and into the experience of enlightenment.
Article 81(1) EC prohibits anticompetitive agreements and concerted practices with direct effect; article 81(2) establishes the voidness, ab initio, of such agreements; and article 81(3) permits the prohibition in article 81(1) "to be declared inapplicable" where certain conditions of fairness and efficiency are met.
Buddhists discuss the same issue in these terms: life, they argue, is the "play of energy in voidness." It is this wandering impulse that is most at the heart of my great heroes Marx, Hegel, Adorno, Marcuse, and Nagarjuna (a Mahayana Buddhist philosopher).
Reality is devoid of any intrinsic identity that can be captured by any one single proposition -- that is what Buddha meant by "voidness." Therefore, Buddhism strongly discourages blind faith and fanaticism.