The human desire to see only one phase of the truth which we happen to perceive, and to develop and elevate it into a perfect logical system, is one reason why our philosophy is bound to grow stranger to life. He who talks about truth injures it thereby; he who tries to prove it thereby maims and distorts it; he who gives it a label and a school of thought kills it; and he who declares himself a believer buries it.
Lin Yutang, Buddhist philosopher.
Namaste, the words above are dedicated to Alex, a young philosophy student, and a close friend of the family. Alex asks lots of erudite questions.
Now, I have had a few minor health issues keep me from posting for a couple of days. Probably a spot of the space weather blues, so my posts are a little sporadic. I continue to read my fellow bloggers, (as many of you as I can keep up with), and I think you are all wonderful.
With the accelerating sensation of time it is difficult sometimes not to feel excited, and this is a feeling fit to be shared. These words now singing beautifully in my head are what I want to share with you:
“Awake from the dream of ages, awake from the dream of your life. Birth and death are but a dream, awake from this dream.
There is no death. There is no death. There is no death. There is no death. Man is Divine, Man is Divine by Nature, by Nature – AWAKE!”
(I heard those words sung by Shiva Jones, back in ’69, at a Quintessence gig).
The artwork for tonight is a montage of images from Samye-Ling Tibetan Buddhist Monastery, Scotland. The main figure is Padma Sambhava, and the distant figure is Nagarjuna, the epistemologist. I hope you enjoy.
“We need an approach to ethics which makes no recourse to religion and can be equally acceptable to those with faith and those without.” Tenzin Gyatso.
‘Til next time, Peace – Amras Arcamenel.
Art ©Francis Moloney: 2012.
- Waking Up to the Possibilities of Being Asleep (realitysandwich.com)