Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Simplicity, Beauty, Fearlessness

"Simplicity, Beauty, Fearlessness
so it is ordained!
Fearlessness is our guide.
Beauty is the ray of 
comprehension and upliftment.
Simplicity is the sesame to the gates
of the coming mystery." 

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Sea of Ignorance and Wonder

“We live on an island
surrounded by a sea of ignorance.
As our island of knowledge grows,
so does the shore of our ignorance.” 

"This oceanic feeling of wonder
is the common source of 
religious mysticism,
of pure science and
art for art's sake." 

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Hallucinatory Landscapes

“Sometimes, when one is moving silently through such an utterly desolate landscape, an overwhelming hallucination can make one feel that oneself, as an individual human being, is slowly being unraveled. The surrounding space is so vast that it becomes increasingly difficult to keep a balanced grip on one's own being. The mind swells out to fill the entire landscape, becoming so diffuse in the process that one loses the ability to keep it fastened to the physical self. The sun would rise from the eastern horizon, and cut it's way across the empty sky, and sink below the western horizon ... And in the movement of the sun, I felt something I hardly know how to name: some huge, cosmic love.”