Laugh your way to enlightenment #dharma koan/joke 10 www.aumphotos.com 2018 What is necessary in life ?
" Life's illusions " (10 images) www.aumphotos.com 2018 What is necessary in life ?
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Move your screen and what do you see ? Spend months studying Euclidean geometry and what have you learnt of yourself or of life ? The third image is an exhibition of cyanotypes, solarplates, gum bichromates, collagraphy, cibachromes and ilfacolors by @patriciaannruddle.
Reversion to traditional techniques emphasises fundamentals of image making in art.
In contrast, 24 billion selfie images are taken each year, equating to 25 000 selfies in each person's lifetime. On average 5-10 minutes istaken to edit a selfie, equating to 260 waking days a life spent taking selfies.
The young Sri Adi Shankaracharya, the founder of non duality advaita philosophy, taken up by Buddhists , was walking along the holy River Ganges with his fellow monks. They saw a schoolteacher berating a student for not understanding his lessons. At that instant he composed a classic poem saying " Oh fool, what use is grammar at the moment of death ? " Maya is the cosmic illusion. Silent soto zen meditation/ serene reflection (shikantaza) on mu, emptiness, shows us our True Selves and life as it is, not the illusory universe.