Tuesday, 5 February 2013

A Zen Poem with Commentary. Original Poem.


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Commentary:

The poem is about the nature of difference and the paradox that there is no difference. It presents the Buddha as being able to see everything. The paradox, however in his case, is a layered process of realization. First one sees difference. Then one realizes that the difference is not there. There is no distinction for all the differences of realization happen to be part a single realization. But after the context is put into the words, the difference and the paradox that “one-ness” is a multiplicity. It can only be understood as an infinite amount of “ones.” The Buddha realized this and taught this. 

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