Monday, July 17, 2006

Daily Dharma

"as a flower blown out by the wind
goes to rest and cannot be defined
so the wise man freed from individuality
goes to rest and cannot be defined.
gone beyond all images-
gone beyond the power of words"

From: Sutra Nipata

8 comments:

Rob said...

"freed from individuality"

Nice phrase!

Don Iannone said...

I liked it also Rob. Happy Sunday.

Kathleen said...

Good Morning Don! this is wonderful...

hmmmmm... this sounds like Dan!

(any "word" from him?) :)

Rauf said...

The flower, you and I are meant to get consumed Don, for what purpose I do not know. We can see the immediate purpose but not the ultimate purpose of it all. Freedom from individuality is beyond existence.

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Kathleen. No word from Dan yet. Maybe soon.

Thanks Rauf. Indeed it is Rauf. Put on your goggles and fasten your seatbelt,

Imemine said...

It's not possible in this life. Every human being is an individual. This means total annihilation of personality. Even "enlightened beings" including the Buddha didn't achieve that when he was alive.

Mike said...

We can only point toward the path. We cannot explain it or truly relate it to another. Thanks for posting Don!

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Imemine. Agree Imemine.

Thanks Mike. True Mike.

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