Saturday, March 26, 2011

deconstructing a "commonsense" dualism

...if there is no one nontemporal who is born and dies,

then there are only the events of birth and death.

But if there are only those events, with no one IN them,

then there really is no birth and death.

Such is the consequence of nonduality between me

and that most uncomfortable attribute of all,

"my" birth/death.

--- David Loy commenting on a passage from Dogen's "Genjo-koan"

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