We live in succession, in division, in parts, in particles.
Meantime within man is the soul of the whole; the wise silence; the universal beauty, to which every part and particle is equally related; the eternal ONE.
And this deep power in which we exist, and whose beatitude is all accessible to us, is not only self-sufficing and perfect in every hour, but the act of seeing and the thing seen, the seer and the spectacle, the subject and the object, are one.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Photograph by Alan Larus
the eyeless eye
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