Am I the only student in philosophy who thinks that the Heart Sutra should be taught in philosophy courses about Personal Identity? I need to make this my thesis. lol ideas. ideas. so many ideas and so little time. I’m screwed.
“That’s the problem with putting others first; you’ve taught them you come second.”
“Take a lover who looks at you like maybe you are magic.”
“He did not care if she was heartless, vicious and vulgar, stupid and grasping, he loved her. He would rather have misery with one than happiness with the other.”
“In Zen Buddhism, the greater your doubt, the greater will be your enlightenment. That is why doubt can be a good thing. If you are too sure, if you always have conviction, then you may be caught in your wrong perception for a long time.”
“I meditate because evolution gave me a big brain, but it didn’t come with an instruction manual. I meditate because life is too short and sitting slows it down. I meditate because life is too long and I need an occasional break…I meditate because it’s such a relief to spend time ignoring myself…I meditate because I’m building myself a bigger and better perspective, and occasionally I need to add a new window.”
“Are we not all alike, constantly talking and to no one, forever up against the same questions although we know the answers in advance?”
“What is a poet? An unhappy man who hides deep anguish in his heart, but whose lips are so formed that when the sigh and cry pass through them, it sounds like lovely music. And people flock around the poet and say: ‘Sing again soon’ - that is, ‘May new sufferings torment your soul but your lips be fashioned as before, for the cry would only frighten us, but the music, that is blissful.”