Monday, April 6, 2009

food for thought

"Thus in Buddhism there is a tendency to regard human life as basically a fluid phenomenon. However, when the idea of this flowing movement is expressed by the words shog yo mujo (all things are impermanent) it takes on a special nuance."

"The river never stops flowing, and the water is never the same. The bubbles that float in the pools, now disappearing, now coming into being, never last. So it is in the world with people and their dwellings... People die in the morning and are born in the evening, not knowing where they come from, nor where they are going, like bubbles on the water"

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