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Single Idea 8229

[catalogued under 29. Religion / C. Spiritual Disciplines / 4. Zen Buddhism]

Full Idea

Simply by looking into blue sky beyond clouds - the serenity.

Gist of Idea

The serenity in blue sky beyond clouds


Anon (Cent) (Centring [c.500 BCE], 59)

Book Reference

'Zen Flesh, Zen Bones', ed/tr. Reps,Paul [Penguin 1971], p.158

A Reaction

Philip Larkin finds the same experience looking through high windows. If we articulate the experience, it seems to combine humility and detachment. The sky makes us insignificant, but the mind can project into the sky.