*“Emptiness is form and form is emptiness”. The Teachings of Buddha*

The concept of emptiness is the key to understanding Buddhist philosophy and relates directly to the cosmology presented in “The OM Particle”. The paradox “Emptiness is form and form is emptiness” originates from the Heart Sutra belonging to the oldest Mahayana texts from India around the time of Christ. As you will soon realize, the concept of emptiness and fullness leads directly to the concept of fractal geometry.

In The OM Particle theory, Emptiness and fullness are incommensurate principles. Emptiness is not fullness and vice versa. Without the concept of emptiness, fullness cannot be defined and without the concept of fullness emptiness cannot be perceived. Like the fractal geometry of the Mandelbrot Set, life, the Universe and everything exists and persists **between** emptiness and fullness; between the inner black region and the outer gradient region.

In mathematics, fractal dimensions are a measure of how detailed a fractal pattern is. In other words, fractal dimensions tells us how much space is “empty” AND how much space is “full”. A higher fractal dimension means that space is “more full” and “less empty” and lower fractal dimension means that space is “more empty” and “less full”. Empty and full are reciprocals of each other.

The fuzzy fractal boundary seen in the Mandelbrot set region a domain separator. It separates the domain of emptiness from the domain of fullness. In the Mandelbrot set, the domain separator IS form. Without emptiness, form could not exist. Form requires that there be both emptiness and fullness. Form requires that both sides of the event horizon exist.