torsdag 8 september 2011

Apratisthita Nirvana

Jesus replied, "Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head."

~ Luke 9:58

The title translates into "non-abiding liberation" and is a consequence of letting go of all views, leaving one in a kind of free fall.

If you want, imagine what it would be like, to have nothing to defend. Nothing at all.

"Sell whatsoever thou hast"

"Although the term "self" is caused to be known of, and although a teaching of "no self" is taught,
No "self" or any "nonself" whatsoever has been taught by the Buddhas.
The designable is ceased when/where the range of thought is ceased,
Nirvana is like phenomenality, unarisen and unstopping. [...]
Devoid of mental construction, without variation, this is the mark of thatness."

~ Nagarjuna's Mulamadhyamakakarika, 18: 6-10

Photograph: Brooke Shaden, from the band Mint Julep's upcoming album Songs about Snow.

2 kommentarer:

  1. In love with him, my soul
    Lives the subtlest of passions,
    Lives like a gypsy —
    Each day a different house,
    Each night under the stars.


  2. Thank you, David! Most appropriate.