A personal blog by a graying (mostly Anglo with light African-American roots) gay leftist leaning liberal progressive fit married college-educated former Baha'i NPR-listening Professor Emeritus now following the Dharma from California to Minas Gerais, Brasil.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Via Buddhism on Beliefnet:
Daily Buddhist Wisdom
monks, is the world? The eye and shapes, the ear and sounds, the nose
and smells, the tongue and tastes, the body and tactile objects, the
mind and mental objects--these form the world as we know it.
When an eye and a shape are there, then the consciousness of seeing
arises. From this consciousness comes sensation; that which is sensed is
thought over; that which is thought over is projected outward as the
So I declare that in this six-foot-long body with its perceptions and
thinking lies the world, the beginning of the world, the ending of the
world, and the way to the ending of the world.