Sunday, November 1, 2015

Journal Prompt

Sudarshan V
"When you realize how perfect everything is, you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky." ~ Buddha

Of course, Buddha said nothing of the sort. This appears to be a sort of rephrasing of part of a Buddhist poem:
Since everything is but an illusion,
Perfect in being what it is,
Having nothing to do with good or bad,
Acceptance or rejection,
One might as well burst out laughing! 
from chapter 1 of The Great Perfection’s Self-Liberation in the Nature of Mind, by Longchenpa (1308-1364)
Prompt: So what does perfect mean? How can the world be perfect?


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