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Suchness is not.

A skeptical one, I refute myself,
I refute my faith, I refute my unfaith
I refute this knowing, I refute this self,
Refute "A", refute "I".

It is not done.
it is done.

(Notes: Written with deliberate use of triple entendres, and an asymmetrical balancing of syllables contrasted with sudden, misplaced balance. Mistakes in capitalization are intentioned for the evoking of thought on subject-object/cause-effect duality. Would not likely translate well.)


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Oct. 23rd, 2007 05:25 am (UTC)
(Arching eyebrows, crossed legs, taking notes at the top of the couch where you lie)

So, tell me about your refutations.
Oct. 23rd, 2007 05:37 am (UTC)
Ha! I'll be sure to do so when I've finished with it all. ;-)

In essence, this is more of a continuation of ongoing debates with friends who fall into the radical skeptic school of Western thought (hence, "refuting faith, refuting unfaith"), combined with my continued attempts to get a firm handle on (what I think are) some interesting convergences between early Hellenic and Medieval & Ancient Buddhist philosophies.

One does get a little half-baked, though, after comparing too much Heraclitus to Nagarjuna. ^_^
Oct. 23rd, 2007 12:46 pm (UTC)
In the Midieval realm, consider St. Josaphat (just as, if you were doing the Pardoner in the Canterbury Tales, you should consider the Jakata Tales from India).

People tend to do a lot of similar things, wherever they are: convergences have many sources. It usually took me a lot of time to analytically define the terms used in discussing the convergence, trying to take them back to the concrete experieces of reality they reflected, to find out if it was merely structural or verbal, or was a common experience of reality.
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