dimecres, de juny 19, 2019

stardate: nine perfect strangers

A koan is a paradox or puzzle that Zen Buddhists use during meditation to help them on their quests towards enlightenment. The most famous one is this: What is the sound of one hand clapping?

Out of nowhere the mind comes forth.

Show me your original face, the one you had before your parents were born.

A koan demonstrates the inadequacy of logical thinking!

A master who lived as a hermit on a mountain was asked by a man, "What is the way?" and the master said, "What a fine mountain this is." The man felt frustrated. He said, "I am not asking you about the mountain, but about the way!" The master said, "So long as you cannot go beyond the mountain, my son, you cannot reach the way."

Out beyond the ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I'll meet you there.

Thank you for that long, hot, sex-filled summer in Europe with Sol.
Thank you for that first year of my marriage to Henry which, to be honest, God, was one of the happiest of my life.
Thank you for a career that has given me virtually nothing but pleasure and I'm sorry for all that fuss about the review. I'm sure that reviewer is one of God's children too.
Thank you for my health, you've been quite generous in that regard, and it was rude of me to make such a fuss over a bad cold.
Thank you for friends who are more like family.
Thank you for my dad, even though you took him quite early.
Thank you for Bellinis and all champagne cocktails.
Sorry for complaining about a paper cut while others suffer atrocities. Although, to be frank, that's why I gave up believing in you -that whole paper cuts for some versus atrocities for others thing.

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