Post by withinsilence on Mar 29, 2015 13:01:55 GMT
Thinking about living is not living, Thinking about eating is not eating, Thinking about walking is not walking, Thinking about helping is not helping, Thinking about the future, is not the future, Thinking about the past is not the past.
Eating the menu does not satisfy hunger, Reading about ones experience does not make it your own.
Images in the mind are not what is seen, A picture of nature is not being in nature, One cannot smell a picture of the rose, One cannot feel the grass in a picture, One cannot hear the singing of painted birds, Attached to images in the mind, the present passes by.
Sitting quietly, doing nothing, Spring comes and the grass grows all by itself.
Shall we forfeit the real for the unreal, the image for the actual, thinking for real sensuous experiencing? Can the substitution ever surpass the original, raw, uncontrived natural? Nature is the one vestige of non-artificiality. Being in nature, observing her timeless wisdom, one drops any idea of a past or a future, and recognizes that change is an eternal phenomenon.