Table of Contents for Root Meanings

General notes:

  • Root Meanings is a work in progress that will continue to emerge and evolve until the Mind of minds is absolutely clear. The definitions below are subject to evolution.
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Revision: 22 Aug 2023


  • Total absence of perceptual objects.
  • Total absence of unconsciousness.
  • Total absence of content predicated on the idea of separation.
  • THAT which is when there are no things.
  • THAT which is when there are no things, whether conceptual or perceptual, is Supreme Awakeness.
  • Nothingness is all that is.
  • In apex beyondness it is obvious that only nothingness is, that everything is nothingness, and that nothingness is all that is.
  • The profound understanding of nothingness is the total absence of confusion.
  • The realization of perfect nothingness is the realization of the root truth.


  • “Nothingness is all that is. If something seems to be, that is the original confusion.”
  • “All content is nothingness since the apparent existence of content is a confusion of what is, which is nothingness. Thus everything is nothingness.”
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