not a pretty picture. not a good. not a bad. picture. but an argument.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

investigation of self vii: the irony of wanting to be seen


  1. hiding to be seen.

    dogen said: to practice the buddha way is to study the self; to study the self is to forget the self; to forget the self is to be realized by the ten thousand things.

    it's like playing hide and seek. the universe is hiding by being the universe. we find it by being it.

    one day the self joins in the fun and goes into hiding for us to find, and is never again seen. it's a fun game, don't you think?

  2. ... and that in wanting to be seen clearly, we leave the center dark ... but this is honesty, perhaps?

    (and i realize only in this moment that i committed the same sort of irony earlier today, all unconscious of it at the time :-)

    i reach in through the screen and stroke the shine of soft light on your hair, on your knee :-)

  3. Interesting......
    Best regards ftom Paris,



"Words at the limit of hearing, attributable to no one, received in the conch of the ear like dew by a leaf." (philippe jaccottet) or even a quiet presence is appreciated))