Fools take a knife and stab people in the back. The wise take a knife, cut the cord, & free themselves from the fools. The master takes a knife and butters her toast; she creates no attachments to fools, or the wise.
Posts Tagged With ‘Stephen Mitchell’
Why have you done this to me? Jane Mooney wrote to Doris Lessing after reading Shikasta, a science fiction novel with spiritual overtones and themes. Mooney would later say, Shikasta had the most astonishing effect on me. I just thought, “That’s it now. Everything is different. I don’t know how […]
I expected tonight to be a difficult sleep. Unfortunately, I was not disappointed in that expectation. Yesterday I made a mistake at work. A bad one. Nothing that couldn’t be repaired, but the repair took time and put an entire film production on hold while that repair was made. A […]
Meditations on Two Photographs The obscenity of war has many faces: Some face down and dead in awful places. Some, thumbs up and beaming like a boy In some dark death machine posed like a toy.
When people see some things as beautiful, other things become ugly. When people see some things as good, other things become bad. Being and non-being create each other. Difficult and easy support each other. Long and short define each other. High and low depend on each other. Before and after […]