one is the vast space itself

Photograph by Jerry Katz


If, in any painting or photograph, a person is depicted as very small within a wide space of nature, there is a possibility that the viewer will recognize that small form as one’s self and that this self is not separate from the vast space.

That is to say, such a picture may inspire the realization that one is the vast space itself.

When it is recognized that the vast space contains the form and that one is both the vast space and the form — at the same time — this is a realization of nonduality.

– Jerry Katz


Reblogged from Jerry Katz’s treasure trove of nondual expression:

Jerry, whose contributions to this site go back to its launch in 2007, has agreed to pen a guest post in the near future. This is something to look forward to!

In the meantime, have a look at these pages:

what is this nonduality?

a parade of nondual perspectives


carse, katz, and the vast view

Announcing three new pages on the site:

subtle sideways seeing
– perfectly brilliant words from David Carse

what is this ‘nonduality’?
– Jerry Katz puts it all together

the vast View
– no duality, no observer, and nothing observed.
A Dzogchen perspective

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