Avalokisteshvara, the Bodhisattva of Compassion, mediating saw clearly that the five aspects of human of human existence are empty and so released himself from suffering. Answering the monk Sariputra, he said:
Body is nothing more than emptiness, emptiness is nothing more than body. The body is exactly empty, and emptiness is exactly body. The other four aspects of human existence – feeling, thought, will, and consciousness – are likewise nothing more than emptiness, and emptiness nothing more than they.
All things are empty: Nothing is born, nothing dies, nothing is pure, nothing is stained, nothing increases and nothing decreases.
Essentially, the sutra teaches that the world is greater than our senses (eyes, ears, nose, tongue and body) can grasp. And so, we learn to meditate. It allows us to leap into a world of beauty, peace and wisdom.