Time-space-body And Action by Klaus Rinke (1972)
Guardian of the Kingdoms of God.
This is just spectacular.
From a copy of the Persian version of Qazwini’s ʻAjāʼib al-makhlūqāt wa-gharāʼib al-mawjūdāt, “The marvels of creation and the oddities of existence”, commonly known as “The cosmography of Qazwini”. 1500s.
“A young student of Zen heard of a great master who lived as a hermit in a small hut at the peak of a high mountain. Through considerable effort and trial he managed to scale the mountain and arrived at the tiny hermitage. The master greeted him amiably and invited the young student in for tea. Together they entered the stone building and sat at a small table, where a teapot and two teacups were laid out before them.
The young man, wishing to impress the Zen master with his knowledge, spoke on and on of his insights and observations. The old master, saying nothing, began pouring the tea. He filled the young monk’s cup to the brim and kept pouring, allowing it to overflow. As the young monk continued to talk, the tea flowed onto the table and onto the floor, while the master continued to pour.
Finally, losing his patience, the young monk shouted, “You old fool! Can you not see the teacup is full!” The old master replied, “Yes, it is full, just like your mind. If you are to learn anything more, you must empty it out of the old before putting anything more into it.”
Excerpt From: José Luis Stevens PhD. “Awaken the Inner Shaman.” Sounds True. iBooks.❞
Two of the coolest things about being a time-space adventurer, are learning that it’s impossible to lose something you’re still capable of giving and finding that you can never miss as long as you’re still aiming.
You know, as opposed to being an asteroid, a tree, or a cricket.
Because obviously, trees and crickets already know this stuff.❞
Puttin On The Ritz - Taco