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Ikkyū and Sōgi discuss creativity and the infinite: a koan

“Output is finite,” says Sōgi. “Input is eternal.” Sōgi sits at a small table. Before him are several papers covered in numbers, formulas, scraps of text, and … well, doodles. “What’s all this?” asks Ikkyū. “A meditation on creativity and … Continue reading Ikkyū and Sōgi discuss creativity and the infinite: a koan

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There is no future: the ironic peace of learned hopelessness (#zenofdoc)

We must be prepared to laugh with the universe at the banality of our own immolation. Full moon. Snowfield, vast beneath the mountain: to understand the truth of people, study their contradictions. This morning I posted this little koan (minus … Continue reading There is no future: the ironic peace of learned hopelessness (#zenofdoc)