Suzuki, D T - Misc. Quote - Sunyata
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
D T Suzuki
God goes and comes, he works, he is active, he becomes all the time, but Godhead remains immovable, imperturbable, inaccessible. The difference between God and Godhead is that between heaven and earth and yet Godhead cannot be himself without going out of Himself, that is, He is He because He is not He.
With Eckhart, God is a something as long as there is trace of movement or of work or of doing something. When we come to the Godhead, we for the first time find that it is the unmoved, a nothing where there is no path (apada) to reach. It is absolute nothingness …. the ground of being from where all beings come, or if you prefer, the divine core of pure or absolute stillness …... the simple core which is the still desert onto which no distinctions creep.... this is in accord with the Buddhist doctrine of sunyata … this is also the vast emptiness of the absolute Tao