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.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Today's Daily Dharma: Understanding Understanding
idea of understanding is linked to capture and containment, to a break
in an ongoing flow of movement. As if understanding were a great tiger
that we must take into custody and keep enclosed and tightly controlled.
But . . . what if we were able to give up this way of understanding
understanding and see it not as a captured stillness or singularity but
rather as a momentary pause in an ongoing movement of unfolding, like a
rest in a musical score, or a pause in a story, or a swirling eddy in an
inexorable, ongoing river of meaning?