The Empty Robot

From true emptiness, the wondrous being appears.
- Shunryu Suzuki

The Mirror

No matter how many planets and stars are reflected in a lake, these reflections are encompassed within the water itself - Dudjom Lingpa

Consciousness, Deliberation, and Choice. Part II.

Consciousness can tell us no more than a ripple on the surface of a river can tell us of its depths.

Consciousness, Deliberation, and Choice

All that consciousness really tells us is of the existence of passing states of mind. It can tell us nothing of their origin, their value, or their consequences.

Five (V)

Form does not exist as a self.

Ethics, Part III

When we dream that we speak, we believe that we speak from a free decision of the mind, yet we do not speak, or, if we do, it is by a spontaneous motion of the body. - Spinoza

'Freedom' and 'Will'

It is only when experience has supplied us with an idea of what may be done that we will it shall be done.

Impermanence

Observe the impermanence of form.

Setting the Wheel in Motion

Whatever is subject to origination is all subject to cessation.

Meditations XXXI

He that dieth a hundred years old, and he that dieth young, shall come all to one. - Marcus Aurelius

The Journey of the Empty Robot

All things are empty. Nothing is born and nothing dies. Nothing is pure and nothing stained. Nothing increases and nothing decreases.

TEXTS

Meditations

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Marcus Aurelius