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Wednesday, April 19, 2006


when i think of the swan floating blissfully in the lake
i wonder----
is the lake moving while the swan is still
or is the swan moving while the lake is still?

perhaps, our life and our mind are similar..


Blogger Yemanja said...

Hmmm...Perhaps, Anu! :-)

10:12 AM, April 19, 2006  
Blogger Pierre Turlur said...


You could read a chapter of shobogenzo of master Dogen called Genjokoan. It actaully speaks about the same phenomena...


10:26 AM, April 19, 2006  
Blogger Lone Wolf said...

I really enjoy this post. I sit still in Zazen and my mind is moving all over. When practicing a Kung Fu form, I move with a still mind.(sometimes lol)

Hariy Hugs and Face Licks!

10:27 AM, April 19, 2006  
Blogger Matt Kohai said...

I know what Lone Wolf talks of, there... When on the aikido dojo mats, my mind can blank out, become very calm as I'm waiting to execute a technique. But sitting zazen, it's ALLLLLLL over the place...

That was a thought-provoking poem.

1:54 PM, April 19, 2006  
Blogger ozymandiaz said...

I used to ponder...
I move upon the surface of a revolving planet that orbits a star the dances with countless other stars as they swirl about the center of a galaxy that moves within a cluster of other galaxies swirling about other galactic clusters being enacted upon by tides and forces beyond our comprehension...
And yet
There is a center of it all
The hinge point of all of existence
What if
What if that point were me
What if the entire of existence revolved around me once a day no matter where I moved or what I did
What if I were to only true still thing in the universe
I would still be me
I could not fly
Or walk on water
Or heal with a touch
All would be the same
It’s just that sometimes I get that dizzy feeling like I’m the axis of a gyroscope
I’m held up by centrifugal force

Now I only think that way when I drink too much…
I don’t believe in the center point any longer.
Infiniti has no middle…
Thank you Anu, thank you for stimulating my mind.

6:01 PM, April 19, 2006  
Blogger Johnny Newt said...

A wonderful indight Anu, perhaps the truth is that niether moves apart from the observer.

7:35 PM, April 19, 2006  
Blogger Amrit said...


10:01 PM, April 19, 2006  
Blogger Pat Paulk said...

Anu, very thought provoking!!

11:01 PM, April 20, 2006  
Blogger anu said...

Y - :-)

Pierre - thanks Pierre. I'l check that out.

Lonewolf - ah, yes. i am still in neither place. And Lone, i love those hairy hugs and face licks ;-)

Kohai - Thanks kohai. As i said, i am still in neither place, except when i see a swan ;-)

Ozy - what a brilliant perception. I do feel we are the center of the universe and everything revolves around us. But i did not feel it or muse on it till i read your comment and how beautifully and how naturally you go there. Thank you ozy :-) you've stimulated my thinking and feeling as well.

Johnny - yea :-) wow so many my mind is anything but still johnny.

amrit - :-)

Pat - Thanks Pat :-)

7:57 AM, April 21, 2006  

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