• monday, june 20th
    healing: a process of returning to the empty center of consciousness, the song of innocence, the child-mind. Christ: “Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” everything I study now returns ways of healing. how to heal collective trauma, stacked calamities, sedimented debt. what reparations (in the financial sense) and reckoning (in the moral sense) must we undergo? (both central to Ta-Nehisi Coates’s plea […]
  • friday, june 17, 2022
    Hu Bo’s An Elephant Sitting Still. The conflict between value-less use and valuable uselessness, a dangerous contradiction tossed into Chinese history. Zhuangzi’s parable of the tree returns: A tree which enjoys being useless. This tree has grown vast, its branches “too twisted and gnarled to be used for beams or pillars,” and its trunk “too splotched and split to be used for a coffin” (tr. Brook Ziporyn, Zhuangzi: The Essential Writings). For […]
  • thursday, june 16, 2022
    Krishna to Arjuna: “I, dwelling in their hearts, destroy with the shining lamp of knowledge the darkness born of ignorance.” Yogi tea wisdom tag twice encountered so far: “It is the light in the lantern which shows you the path, not the lantern.” Dickinson, in a letter: “I cannot tell you how we moved. I had rather not remember. I believe my ‘effects’ were brought in a bandbox, and the ‘deathless me,’ […]

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