July 29, 2014 garden 030

 

It is the deadly sameness of machine-made things

and of a life governed by technology

which perverts the mind and kills the spirit.

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Infinite variety is the hallmark of the creative genius;

sameness the hallmark of mediocrity and decadence.

The symbol of the machine is the wheel.

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The machine-wheel is the symbol of Samsara,

of ever-recurring birth and death,

of the inescapable law of existence. ..

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But there is another wheel, an invisible one,

which does not revolve

but which radiates and pervades every form of life.

It is the Dharma-Cakra

and he who realizes it,

realizes his universality and the infinite relationship

of all things and forms of appearance,

without denying their relative existence and value.

 

Lama Anagarika Govinda

Photo by Woodland Gnome 2014

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