luca's house of mirrors

"We are what we think. All that we are arises from our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world."  (Buddha)

Browsing Archive: August, 2012

log entry 1220

Posted by LucaM on Sunday, August 19, 2012, In : log entries 
The last thing Buddha told his followers before he died was this: “Question authority.” Actually, if you look it up, you might see his last words translated as, “Be ye lamps unto yourselves.” A lot of guys who translated this kind of stuff really got into the King James Bible–sounding language. But the point is, a lamp is something you use to guide yourself in the dark. “Be lamps unto yourselves” means be your own master, be your own lamp. Don’t believe something because your ...
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log entry 1219

Posted by LucaM on Friday, August 3, 2012, In : log entries 
Who was the wisest person I ever met in my entire life? It was a man, but of course it needn’t have been. It was the graphic artist Saul Steinberg, who like everybody else I know, is dead now. I could ask him anything, and six seconds would pass, and then he would give me a perfect answer, gruffly, almost a growl. He was born in Romania, in a house where, according to him, “the geese looked in the windows.”
I said, “Saul, how should I feel about Picasso?”
Six seconds passed, and then ...

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