Thursday, April 30, 2015

Things are not always as they seem, nor are they otherwise ...

     "... the six types of phenomena - sights, sounds, smells, tastes, tactile sensations, and mental events ... the six knowables - arise and pass away, a constantly appearing and disappearing display, like a movie or like images passing through a mirror. These 'things' do not endure even for an instant in the present moment; as we turn our head, as our attention shifts, as the light changes and things move, the display is constantly in motion, transforming so completely and continuously that we cannot even point to something that has changed. It is a continual 'presencing,' - a presencing of what we call phenomena."

       John J. Baker. "The Dharma in a Single Drawing" Tricycle, Spring 2015

a riverboat - close-up

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