The fool doth think…

IMAGE: The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.

The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool. – Touchstone — William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616): As You Like It, Act V, Scene I (Image by jhenning from Pixabay) (Text-to-Speech by… More »

The flowers withered…

IMAGE: The flowers withered, / Their color faded away, / While meaninglessly / I spent my days in the world / And the long rains were falling. //

The flowers withered, / Their color faded away, / While meaninglessly / I spent my days in the world / And the long rains were falling. // – Ono no Komachi (c.825 – c.900); trans. by Donald Keene [ドナルド・キーン] (1922… More »

5. Taming the Bull…

IMAGE: 5. Taming the Bull. [Taming the Ox.]

5. Taming the Bull. [Taming the Ox.] – Kuòān Shīyuǎn [Kaku-an] (Late 12th century): Ten Bulls [Ten Ox Herding Pictures] / (Bull [Ox] = True self; Bull [Ox] herder = Self seeking true self) / (4. Catching the Bull… ←… More »

4. Catching the Bull…

IMAGE: 4. Catching the Bull. [Getting Hold of the Ox.]

4. Catching the Bull. [Getting Hold of the Ox.] – Kuòān Shīyuǎn [Kaku-an] (Late 12th century): Ten Bulls [Ten Ox Herding Pictures] / (Bull [Ox] = True self; Bull [Ox] herder = Self seeking true self) / (3. Perceiving the…… More »

The foolish ostrich…

IMAGE: The foolish ostrich buries his head in the sand and thinks he is not seen. / You dance in a net and think nobody sees you.

The foolish ostrich buries his head in the sand and thinks he is not seen. / You dance in a net and think nobody sees you. (Image by Alexas_Fotos from Pixabay) (Text-to-Speech by Sound of Text, using the engine from… More »

It is the first step…

IMAGE: It is the first step that is troublesome [difficult]. [The first step is always the hardest.]

It is the first step that is troublesome [difficult]. [The first step is always the hardest.] (Image by Arek Socha from Pixabay) (Text-to-Speech by Sound of Text, using the engine from Google Translate) More »

The first breath is…

IMAGE: The first breath is the beginning of death. / As soon as man is born he begins to die. / No birth without death.

The first breath is the beginning of death. / As soon as man is born he begins to die. / No birth without death. (Image by Andrew Martin from Pixabay) (Text-to-Speech by Sound of Text, using the engine from Google… More »

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