Monday, November 28, 2005
Sunday, November 20, 2005
Thursday, November 17, 2005
Everything is abstract if we know how to look. All the many things that we see in everyday life are like the children's game of finding lions, tigers and other imaginary things in the fleeting shapes and patterns formed by the clouds in the sky. Our perceptions tell us that the phenomena of everyday life are solid and permanent. Just like the clouds in the sky, though, they are fluid with only arbitrary boundaries and are constantly being blown apart by the wind of time. When we purify our perception of the habit of solidifying patterns, all the myriad things shine as luminous, pure appearance.
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
I take it as a given that everything has as it's essence a kind of radiant goodness, a wild, unstoppable breeze of fresh, spring-like air. That this is so, I have no doubt. After all, everyone loves something, even if it's only ice cream.
This is the true path of the artist, to find the radiant, unstainable goodness of human existence and express it through her art.
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Things to think about today:
"It from bit symbolises the idea that every item of the physical world has at bottom - at a very deep bottom, in most instances - an immaterial source and explanation; that which we call reality arises in the last analysis from the posing of yes-no questions and the registering of equipment-evoked responses; in short, that things physical are information-theoretic in origin."
"Mind and intelligence are woven into the fabric of the universe"
"Everything is in it's nature of the mind. Being of the mind, there is nothing, not even the smallest thing, such as an atom or a mote of dust, which is not of this same mind nature."
HH The Sixteenth Karmapa of Tibet