Anantakasa is a Buddhist term meaning endless space. Eckhart Tolle says that in the world we live in, space is missing in our lives because we have so many things to do and think about. We are caught up in things and we are constantly at the mercy of the fluctuation of forms–we feel happy when things are fine and we feel mad or sad when things don’t go as expected. To have endless space or anantakasa in our lives means to watch things as they come and go without getting entangled in forms–to observe things and just go with the flow of life and see the beauty in the constant flux. In this world, there is always duality: hot and cold, good and bad, war and peace, happiness and sadness. We can not get rid of one without harming the other. Both are needed because they are part of the whole. Our role is to watch the situation without inserting ourselves in it. We then create space between ourselves and the events surrounding us.
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