"Reflecting on how an object is a dependent arising
- - arising dependent on causes and conditions, dependent upon its parts, and dependent on thought
- - greatly helps to overcome the sense that it exists in and of itself."
"The mistake comes from not distinguishing between the absence of inherent existence and nonexistence."
"It is crucial to understand that emptiness means dependent arising, and dependent arising means emptiness".
H. H Dalai Lama
(from his book "How to see yourself as you really are")