metaxu ~= "in between"

Posts tagged ‘emptiness’

troublesome

The ground of anything becoming troublesome is taking things to be real, when we don’t examine the interdependent origination of all things.

life’s illusions

It’s life’s illusions i recall
i really don’t know life
at all …

Joni Mitchell, “Both Sides Now”

breathing in

Breathing in, i see myself as clear water.
Breathing out, i reflect things as they are.

alternate realities

Of course there are alternate realities. There are over 7 billion on this planet alone.

things in themselves

It all depends on how we look at things, and not how they are in themselves.

Carl Jung

the ego trick

The unity [of self that] we experience, which allows us legitimately to talk of “I”, is a result of the Ego Trick — the remarkable way in which a complicated bundle of mental events, made possible by the brain, creates a singular self, without there being a singular thing underlying it.

Julian Baggini, The Ego Trick, quoted in The Atlantic

operating from misconceptions

Most of our trouble stems from attachment to things that we mistakenly see as permanent. Operating from that misconception, we see aggregation and competitiveness as helpful in the pursuit of what we imagined and desire.

Dalai Lama