Saturday 19 July 2008

The future is now

To write something and leave it behind us,
It is but a dream.
When we awake we know
There is not even anyone to read it.

Ikkyu 1394-1481


Dave said...

Ah Rudra is back. Has he been away? How would we know? Anyway.

Reasons Greetings

PS Is that a painting on copper plate or is it a painting of paint drying on a copper plate or a photo of a painting not on on a copper plate? Is it dry?

Roushka said...

Gleetings O Daveji

As you so rightly observe 'how could we know?'

PS. Yes is the answer. (in fact it's a photo of a copper plate after being printed).

chaiwallah said...

"There is not even anyone to read it".

Not only can no-one do it for you, no-one can do it. (cf. Rudra May 10th) There is nothing to be done, and no-one to do it. The "doer" is the great illusion.

As the late great Tibetan Nyimngmapa lama, Khabhutsel Rimpoche said,"Anyone who claims to see enlightenment dawning is either blind, stupid or deluded."

Roushka said...

Good on Car-Boot-Sale Rimpoche.

chaiwallah said...

What a strange co-incidence, that the Khabu of Tsel in Western Tibet should sound like Car-Boot Sale! Ironic in view of the Rimpoche's oft-quoted remark,"It's easier to sell yak dung than to dump an ego."