Sunday, October 12, 2014

Keeping my head in the clouds


Shall I share with the world the ten pieces of music I'd rather not hear again, or the ten pieces I'd like to hear more often? Should I widen my horizons by reading about the ten pieces a celebrity maestro won't conduct again? Perhaps I should boost On An Overgrown Path's readership by starting a new thread about the ten most stupid things to do on social media? Or should I continue to sit here on a remote hillside drinking in the view of Mont Ventoux seen above - it has been a vintage year for mountains - while reading Satish Kumar's autobiographical You Are Therefore I Am. It's no contest: because as Satish Kumar, who was a Jain monk for nine years, explains:
Most religions believe there is one truth, and the wise speak it in different ways. But the Jain perception is that reality is multi-centred. Each person, each tree, each flower, is a centre in an infinite universe. There can be neither one centre nor one truth. No monism.
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2 comments:

Pliable said...

After uploading my photo I was struck by the possibly not coincidental resemblance of my visual composition to Katsushika Hokusai's famous woodcut of Mount Fuji - http://deyoung.famsf.org/blog/framework-fuji-clear-weather-red-fuji-katsushika-hokusai

Pliable said...

From a linked tweet I learn that the "the ten pieces of music I'd rather not hear again" form of click-bait is known as a 'listicle'. And a search leads me to an article titled " 4 1/4 reasons why your brand must become a Buzzfeed listicle".

Most definitely time to return to the view.....

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/44613157.cms?curpg=2&utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst