"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Sunday, 12 July 2009

Welcome To Impermanence

"Nothing remains the same for two consecutive moments."
Heraclitus: "We can never bathe twice in the same river".
Confucius, while looking at a stream: "It is always flowing, day and night."

The Buddha implored us not just to talk about impermanence, but to use it as an instrument to help us penetrate deeply into reality and obtain liberating insight. We may be tempted to say that because things are impermanent, there is suffering....

Well, all I can say is that at this moment I'm up to here with the impermanence of computers & Blogger. Chin up though

UPDATE: I was cut off mid-stream, no doubt all for the good of my karma, but I have 'obtained liberating insight': I'm checking out other blogging formats.

2 comments:

  1. woman on a raftJuly 12, 2009

    It's something to do with the weather. Everything is breaking down, including the arm coming off my favourite sunglasses.

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  2. :) a thunderstorm might clear the air. A good downpour might also send the wayward cat scurrying home.

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