I wish my name was Zoe so I could introduce myself like this
this is crazzzy
this is it this is the gif i’ve been waiting my whole life to see i can die happy now
I can’t stop staring.
IT’S BACK!!! !:DDD
Nothingness: An Original Parable of Zen
Master Po sat quietly in the garden absorbed in contemplation when a young monk approached him. “Master”, he said “I am troubled”. The teacher bade him sit next to him. ”What is troubling you young acolyte?” he asked. “Nothingness is troubling me” he replied. ”How so” the master asked his eyes half closed. ”I know we are to seek nothingness but why is this so … is not death nothingness … why do we seek death while still alive?” the young man asked with puzzlement.
The master took a tea cup and filled it and asked “what is the state of this cup?” “Why it is full master” replied the student. Master Po then dumped the tea onto the ground. ”What is its state now? he asked. “It is empty” the young monk replied. “Is it now?” said the teacher and plunged the “empty cup” into the water open side down trapping the air inside … he then tipped the cup so that trapped air escaped and bubbled to the surface. He went on “if the cup was empty where did the bubbles come from?. The young man looked at his teacher with a new admiration and said “so the cup was never really empty?” His teacher replied “no it was not but there was no room in the cup for air when it was filled with water just as there is no room for the oneness of God when you are filled with self.”
Postscript: I wrote this parable partly in response to the young person who wrote that her youth pastor warned her of the “danger” of emptiness. Young “anon”, if you are out there, I am sorry I did not give your message the attention it deserved when I first received it. I hope this little story clears things up for you a bit.
☯ Samsaran ☯
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Four X-class Flares
Image Credit: NASA, Solar Dynamics Observatory, GSFC