Why emptying the mind is necessary for enlightenment?

“Thirty spokes unite around one hub to make a wheel.
It is the presence of the empty space that gives the function of a vehicle.
Clay is molded into a vessel. It is the empty space that gives the function of a vessel.
Doors and windows are chisel out to make a room.
It is the empty space in the room that gives its function.
Therefore, something substantial can be beneficial.
While the emptiness of void is what can be utilized.”
-Tao Te Ching, Chapter 11, 4th century BC
Cleaning up junks in all forms from our internal and external lives, is a prerequisite to receive ‘Enlightenment’.Get rid of all the excess social, cultural, emotional baggages….
Photo: EARLY CHINESE POTTERY – Large Cizhou or Tz’u-chou ware Vessel, Northern Song period, 11-12th century (Google Image)