Wednesday, May 31, 2023
Tuesday, May 30, 2023
Monday, May 29, 2023
1. When a distinguished but elderly scientist
states that something is possible,
he is almost certainly right.
When he states that something
is impossible, he is very probably wrong.
2. The only way of discovering the
limits of the possible is to venture a
little way past them into the impossible.
3. Any sufficiently advanced technology
is indistinguishable from magic."
- Arthur C. Clarke (1917 - 2008)
Sunday, May 28, 2023
Saturday, May 27, 2023
Note. The image is a "quick grab" with my iPhone of some lights on the ceiling of the hotel my wife and I recently stayed at in Monterey, CA. A basic photography lesson I learned and embraced long ago (though occasionally still forget to apply; happily, not this time) is this: if you are in a "dull, dull, insufferably dull" place for image taking (or, at least, think you are - like standing around in a hotel lobby with nothing to do or to "look at"), just look up or down ... something is sure to catch your eye 🙂
Friday, May 26, 2023
Thursday, May 25, 2023
lived alone in a small temple in the country.
One day four traveling monks appeared
and asked if they might make a fire
in his yard to warm themselves.
Hogen heard them arguing about
subjectivity and objectivity.
He joined them and said:
'There is a big stone. Do you consider it
to be inside or outside your mind?'
'From the Buddhist viewpoint everything
is an objectification of mind, so I would
say that the stone is inside my mind.'
'if you are carrying around a stone like that in your mind.'"
- "The Stone Mind," Shaseki-shu (Collection of Stone and Sand)
The monk replied, 'I’ve been talking to a rock.'
Yunyan said, 'Did it nod to you (indicating that it understood you)?'
When the monk didn’t reply, Yunyan answered for him:
'It nodded to you before you even said anything.'"
- Yunyan Tansheng (780-841)
Wednesday, May 24, 2023
Monday, May 22, 2023
- John Sexton (1953 - )
Wednesday, May 10, 2023
Tuesday, May 09, 2023
Monday, May 08, 2023
there can be discerned the urge to
apprehend the living form as such,
to grasp the connections of
their external visible parts; to
take them as intimations of inner
activity, and so to master, to some
degree, the whole in an intuition."