Tuesday 2 April 2024

What is Art?



Contemplation on the falseness of ordinary perception results in the revelation of a very quiet mental mode where beauty is all. The motion of the bird in the tree carries a delicate purity.

Art comes from this mode of being. It can be shooting an arrow, fine cuisine, constructing a cement wall, speaking with elegance and lucidity, taking care of a sick person, even just sitting. Life is Art if action springs forth from this mode of wholeness.

The Motions of Life - a poem


The motions of life
In their natural course
Showing signs
And symbols
Of grand order
We dance with the rhythms
Of the cosmos
And feel that
Overwhelming sense
Of joy
The beauty of a falling leaf,
A raging protest,
Or a drifting canoe;
The pure love seeps
Through all