Zen

Q. Will the earth come to an end?

A. Every moment is the end of something and the start of something new at the same time. Nothing is what it was yesterday since everything is in ceaseless change. It’s why a philosopher said that no one can swim in the same river twice. In Buddhism, it is said that everything that comes into being is bound to perish sooner or later.

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The essence of Buddhism is to realise what survives the end of, not only the earth, but also all the other things.

 

Student: “What survives the end of the earth?”

Master: “The earth is from it.”

 

©Boo Ahm

 

All writing ©Boo Ahm. All images ©Simon Hathaway

 

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