Monday, November 15, 2010

"What IS...the eternal, intemporal moment"

All composite things are impermanent,

They belong in the realm of birth and death;

When birth and death is transcended,

Absolute tranquillity is realized and blessed we are.

--- Buddhist stanza quoted by D.T. Suzuki


  1. The title for this post comes from Wayne Liquorman's foreword to Posthumous Pieces by Wei Wu Wei.

  2. Nice post! I don't own any books by Wei Wu Wei or Wayne Liquorman yet, but I'd like to add at least one or two to my home library. Any recommendations?

  3. If I had to pick one Wei Wu Wei title, it would probably be Posthumous Pieces. This was the last of his full-length books, and the edition that's in print (Sentient Publications) has the foreword by Wayne which is interesting.

    I don't have a particular recommendation on Wayne's books. They are all three based on talks that he gave, and in any event, there are videos and transcripts of his talks available for free on-line, so you may be able to save some money.

  4. I appreciate your input. I like to have books on hand by various authors of nondualism in case a family member is interested. Plus I enjoy reading them over and over. And, the videos of Wayne I've seen online are quite powerful and entertaining. :D

  5. 'Non-dualism' might be too radical to serve as a starting place for interested family members. People like the Dalai Lama, Joseph Campbell, Byron Katie adress their message to a wider audience. Also "Peace and Harmony in Daily Living" by Ramesh Balsekar is meant to be something that any sensitive reader can relate to (at least for the most part).

    This exchange also reminded me of something Ray Bradbury said (in an on-line video) while trying to defend a famous used bookstore in L.A. He said that the great thing about going into such a place is that "you find yourself."

  6. I have some books by the Dalai Lama, Campbell and Byron Katie. I hadn't come across that title by Ramesh Balsekar before, and it looks very appealing. Thanks!