Tuesday, July 17, 2007


Concepts are mental traps -

The theory of Oneness
may make a person one-sided,
the doctrine of the Middle Way
may sidetrack him,
the concept of Enlightenment
throw him into darkness,
and even the idea of Non-existence
may make a fiction
of the one who ponders upon it.

But should he release
his conceptual grip on these truths
they may liberate him.

After Ryokan (1758 1831)

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