Monday, 14 January 2008

The eternal nature of truth

I found this on Jan's blog....

In all ten directions of the universe,
there is only one truth.
When we see clearly, the great teachings are the same.
What can ever be lost? What can be attained?
If we attain something, it was there from the beginning of time.
If we lose something, it is hiding somewhere near us.
Look: this ball in my pocket:
can you see how priceless it is?

~~Ryokan (1758-1831)

Sometimes there is nothing more that needs to be said. Commentary from me would be superfluous.

3 comments:

Kievas said...

This is pretty amazing, considering it was written a couple of hundred years before string theory postulated a ten-dimensional universe!

derick said...

you are right words are superfluous until the truth is evident and manifests itself---then there is only the oneness and the dissension and opinion disappears.
thanks
derick

Seeker said...

Universal mind, Kievas? It's something I;ve heard about but don't remember the details. Basically, the idea that all knowledge is out there in a universal consciousness -- we just tap into it at different points.