Pat Gunn (dachte) wrote,
Pat Gunn
dachte

Twists of a Tall Tower

We come, as called, from the corners of the earth, to rebuild thetower. The spot, long barren and empty - amusement, almost as if theprophecy was real. Rodents, moles, worms, we converged on the spot,and crawled up, and down, and the earth did slowly give birth tothe outline, a finger at first, then we carved the fine details, andcontinued to push. The tower rose into the air... and began to droop.We think maybe if we pack the earth harder, make stone, it won't havethis problem...

I just had a really interesting conversation with someone at work,who happened to be thinking along many of the lines I have regardingintelligence as a pattern, materialism, and subjective thought insuch a system. As usual, on the topic, I enjoy tweaking the nose ofBuddhism as I lift a few useful ideas from it. Oh Buddha, you werewrong in so many areas, and where you were right, you can't claim toown the idea, and keep me from putting it to better use. Anatman,impermanence, a few other things, and I'm gone, back into the night.

Last night, I went to the Humanist Community meeting, and heard aboutmortality, and it put my mind in motion.. so many strands, ideas,people, .. impressions... build this temple... how could a Buddhisttemple ever be built? ... Defying impermanence? Can we eat thefruit and its wrapper? Stay within the boundaries, yet waltz whileyou do so... place a hand outside, admire it turning into a staticbuzz, and then return... and then that classic fade, the topcollapses, and then the sides... Is it a lesson on attitude orgoals? And then we tilt... no longer time for such things.

Subscribe

  • Sneezes while Sneaking

    I recently came across Kat Walsh (a prominent-and-awesome Wikipedian I used to know)'s Women on Wikipedia essaylet. I don't have a lot to add on…

  • The Prajna of British Anicca

    I went for the Encyclopedia Britannica's offer of free access to their online edition to web publishers (which includes frequent bloggers). As I…

  • Napes and Latters

    A few amusing things on youtube: Mary Poppins ... sort of.. The Ring ... sort of.. The Shining ... sort of.. Home Alone ... spot on..…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 0 comments