Here is what it gave me for "to see".
I am SO putting this site in my links. Ok...enough of this: back to John Donne!
We also checked out another exhibition with several other western contemporary artists, but I didn't find them very interesting...only totally hilarious! :-D
Ok, here are some pics: the quality is HORRIBLE, partly because the light inside the museum really sucked, but mostly because taking pictures of the artworks WAS FORBIDDEN, so I just took them quickly whenever the museum attendants weren't watching (FedeZik looked out for them and I took the pics...el crimen perfecto!!) :-D! In our defence I can say that the museum didn't have postcards and stuff you could buy...we were quite pissed off by this, so we just went ahead and did our own! :-D
Ok....rain pics, anyone?
For the rest I'm still rather tired and worn out. I've truly been dispersing my attention and concentration on too many things (I'm a sparrow of a thousand interests and a million curiosities....) and I really think I need to take some time to focus exclusively on my doctoral work and leave other projects for the future; there will be a time for them too, a fitter time, perhaps.
Ohhh...I'm so freaking sleepy it's hard to believe....anyhow, here are the pics! ( ^)>
Yesterday afternoon I assisted to FedeZik's discussion of her MA dissertation, which of course went excellently, and I just wanted to say once more: congrats, congrats, congrats and welcome to the club! :-D
Oh my, I can't even type...I'll have to close this post here! Let me just post today's picture...
So tomorrow is Easter day. I have been told that Easter falling in March is quite a rare event and not only that: it seems that the resurrection of Christ had occurred in a similar period, during the spring equinox or right after it...
Here are some more magnolia pics: I'm just obsessed with spring flowers....have a great day!
...Birds don’t like that we have used this mark to represent them...
...Chinese is fascinating in that drawing, painting and writing can be one and the same...
...Birds don’t have an opportunity to refuse their human explanation...
Also, next, the Bodhisattva, for Dharma, slices off his own body and makes it into a lamp. He rolls his skin and flesh in a woolen cloth, puts butter oil on it, burns it and makes it into a wick. [...] For the sake of Dharma, he indeed gives away to beings all his head, eyes, marrow, hands and feet, blood and flesh. He strikes nails into his body, thows himself onto the rocks, and steps into fire. The Bodhisattva at that time suffers such innumerable pains. His mind does not draw back, does not move about, and does not shift.
Also, next, the Bodhisattva, in the days of an epidemic, sees those who are suffering and thinks: "This is as in the case of a big medicine tree, and the sick come and take the roots, the stem, the branches, the leaves, the flowers, the fruit, and the bark, and they make away with their illness. I pray that my body, too, will serve in this way. Anyone who suffers from illness may hear [my] voice, touch [my] body, or partake of [my] blood and flesh, or the marrow of [my] bones, and their illness will depart. I pray that when all beings partake of my flesh, they will not gain evil thoughts and will feel as though they were partaking of the flesh of their own child. After curing their illness, I shall always speak of Dharma. I pray that they will believe, meditate, and then teach others."
Also, next, O good man! The Bodhisattva-mahasattva has pity where there is nothing to have pity on. Truth to tell, he owes nothing, and yet he always does favours [to beings]. Bestowing favours, he yet does not expect any return. For this reason, we say that he is inconceivable. "Also, next, O good man! There are beings who practise various penances for their own good. The Bodhisattva-mahasattva practises penances so as to benefit others. This is "benefiting one's own self." This is also what is difficult to conceive.
Also, next, the Bodhisattva knows the virtue of the Buddha, when the Buddha appears in the world. For the sake of beings he gains birth even in remote places, where the Buddha is not. He is like a blind, deaf, lame, or crippled person. This is why we say that the Bodhisattva is inconceivable.
Also, next, the Bodhisattva knows very well all the sins of beings, and for the sake of Emancipation, he always accompanies them. Although he follows the way of their mind, he does not get contaminated by sin and defilement. For this reason, we say inconceivable.
So here's my little Donne quotation of the evening:
In all Philosophy there is not a darker thing as light; As the sunne, which is fons lucis naturalis, the beginning of all naturall light, is the most evident thing to be seen, and yet the hardest to be looked upon, so is naturall light to our reason and understanding. Nothing clearer, for it is clearnesse it selfe, nothing darker, it is enwrapped in so many scruples. Nothing nearer, for it is round about us, nothing more remote, for wee know neither the entrance, nor limits of it. Nothing more easie, for a child discerns it, nothing more hard, for no man understands it. It is apprehensible by sense, and not comprehensible by reason...
Good night (full of Light...).
This is a pic of one of the lateral doors of a beautiful gothic church I walk by almost every day to go to the Uni. The entire church is awesome, but I find this particular detail of it especially fascinating. I took this picture some time ago; I'm posting it now because, well, I feel my research project has simply reached this point of the journey...and besides, I luuuv gothic stuff!