Thursday, November 17, 2005
Everything is Abstract
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.