“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Monday, March 26, 2012

The Problem

Okay, just to clarify, by equalizing the size issue, let's say that what was called an orange is actually a grapefruit. The most delicious grapefruit you ever ate.

The thing is, this grapefruit is surrounded by trees that bear no fruit at all, or are rather mealy apple trees.

Whereas the pineapple is surrounded by other pineapple trees, even though it's technically smaller than the grapefruit.

It's the pineapple isn't it? I'm going to check tomorrow, on foot--but I think it's the pineapple. Which is what I thought it was when I saw it online.

It's a very very delicious grapefruit. Surrounded by not tasty trees. Or an excellent, stunning pineapple, surrounded by other pineapples.

1 comment:

Atomic Geography said...

TRUNGPA RINPOCHE: Well,I tried to explain the aspect of experiencing hot and cold *simultaneously*, the possibility of two experiences coming at the same time, both confused and awake. In fact, this seems to be the whole idea of the bardo altogether,being in a no man's land, experiencing both at the same time. When you are in such a peak experience, ther is the possibility of absolute sanity and there is also the possibility of complete madness. Tht is being experienced simultaneously - in one situation, one second, one moment. That seems to be the highlight of bardo experience, because bardo is in between the two experiences.