Tuesday, October 14, 2008

[OceanofDharma] Quotes of the Week: A General Sense of Being

Ocean of Dharma Quotes of the Week

October 14, 2008 


The sense of being can't be one solid thing. It moves constantly. It projects out and in, and it is very fickle. Nevertheless, there should be some attempt to relate to the overall situation, to a sense of the whole. It is like looking at a string of beads or an animal's tail. When a lot of little beads are strung together, you have a mala or a necklace; hundreds of small hairs put together become a tail. So there is a general sense of being, made out of lots of little things put together.

From "Being and Projecting," in TRUE PERCEPTION: THE PATH OF DHARMA ART, p.77.

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