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#3166 - Wednesday, May 14, 2008 - Editor: Gloria Lee
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There is, Oh Monks, a not-born, a not-become, a not-made, a
not-compounded. Monks, if that unborn, not-become, not-made,
not-compounded were not, there would be no escape from this here that is born, become, made and compounded.
-- Buddha

"In the pursuit of Knowledge, every day something is added. In the practice of the Way, every day something is dropped. Less and less do you need to force things, until finally you arrive at non-action. When nothing is done, nothing is left undone." --Lao-tzu  

Eight photos by Alan Larus   

It utterly  overwhelms the imagination to consider the size and
complexity of our cosmos with its billions of galaxies and trillions
of planetary systems, all partaking in a continuous flow of
creation.  How can it be so vast, so subtle, so precise, and so
powerful?  Metaphorically, we inhabit a cosmos whose visible body is
billions of light years across, whose organs include billions of
galaxies, whose cells include trillions of suns and planetary
systems, and whose molecules include an unutterably vast number and
diversity of life-forms.  The entirety of this great body of being,
including the fabric of space-time, is being continuously regenerated
at each instant. 

Scientists sound like poets as they attempt to
describe our cosmos in its process of becoming.  The mathematician
Norbert Wiener expresses it this way:  "We are not stuff that abides,
but patterns that perpetuate themselves; whirlpools of water in an
ever-flowing river." Physicist Max Born writes, "We have sought for
firm ground and found none.  The deeper we penetrate, the more
restless becomes the universe; all is rushing about and vibrating in
a wild dance." Physicist Brian Swimme tells us, "The universe emerges
out of an all-nourishing abyss not only 12 billion years ago but in
every moment."   

posted by Tom McFerran

  Alan Watts - On Nothingness  

Alan has us take nothing into consideration.

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