“Kircheriana Domus naturae artisq theatrum.”
Engraved frontispiece for Giorgio de Sepibus, Romani Collegii Societatus Jesu
Musaeum Celeberrimum (Amsterdam, 1678)
Saturday, May 31, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Mind is only a faculty or organ (indriya) like the eye or the ear. It can be controlled and developed like any other faculty, and the Buddha speaks quite often of the value of controlling and disciplining the six faculties. The difference between the eye and the mind as faculties is that the former senses the world of colours and visible forms, while the latter senses the world of ideas and thoughts and mental objects. We experience different fields of the world with different senses.
Rahula, Walhola What the Buddha Taught, New York: Grove Press, 1974
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Monday, May 26, 2008
The soul secure in her existence smiles at the drawn dagger and defies its point. The stars shall fade away, the sun himself grow dim with age and nature sink in years, but thou shalt flourish in immortal youth, unhurt amid the war of elements, the wreck of matter and the crush of worlds.
E. A. Poe, 1842
post-war cryptography articles
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