This deeply moving video by Louie Schwartzberg never fails to moisten my eyes.
The voice of the older gentleman belongs to Brother David Steindl-Rast
. . . the beauty and seduction of nature
are designed to teach us
that we are all connected
and one … in a universe
that celebrates Life . . .
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When thought ceases, so do I.
I die to the molecular world around me: the birds and cars and people and expressways. The trees and buildings and rivers and neon signs.
I am the puzzle piece fitting perfectly into those around me.
Out an airplane window I am an imperceptible dot in a sprawling, seamless mosaic.
In death I awaken to this heavenly perspective at ground level.
– John Ptacek
Image source: The Village Web
Poet, novelist, scientist and zen monk – an unlikely gathering of extraordinary minds with a mutual perspective…
To see, purely and simply, without name,
Without expectations, fears, or hopes,
At the edge where there is no I
– Czeslaw Milosz
Art is a form of supremely delicate awareness …
being at one with the object.
– D. H. Lawrence
The individual feels the futility of human desires and aims and the sublimity and marvelous order which reveals itself in nature. Individual existence impresses him as a sort of prison and he wants to experience the universe as a single significant whole.
– Albert Einstein
The truest knowing is to be able to perceive without abstraction—purely, simply. This is what the world is crying for.
seeing from silence
a parade of nondual perspectives
Drawing is the discipline by which I constantly discover the world.
This apple tree is not the first one I draw, but perhaps the thousandth. I feel the sap rise to its spreading branches. I feel in my toes how its roots grip the earth.
We do a lot of looking: we look through lenses, telescopes, television tubes…
Our looking is perfected every day, but we see less and less.
While drawing grasses I learn nothing “about” grass, but wake up to the wonder that there is grass at all.
– Frederick Franck
homage to frederick franck
the leaf’s budding and dying are my own!
seeing/drawing as meditation
the Face of faces
the 10 commandments (guidelines for the creative life)
frederick franck at the artisans’ gallery
Every time I open my eyes
I invite the world to take shape
and every time
the world takes shape
I’m invited to open my eyes
and see the world raw,
and naked, holding out its hand
calling me into itself
where I am taken into
the transparency of things …
– Rupert Spira
Rupert Spira’s website
Video source – netineti media organizers of the science and nonduality conference
(Don’t miss their great youtube channel)
rupert spira at the artisans’ gallery
cézanne and nature’s eternity
art and consciousness
spira – expressing the inexpressible in clay and haiku
the process of perception is one of creation