Sunday, March 15, 2009


A Buddhist list serve sent this to me today, I think it speaks well to Juan's post:

We live in the same world, but in different worlds. The differences come partly from our living in different places. If you live to the east of a mountain and I to the west, my world will have a mountain blocking its sunrises, and yours its sunsets. But—depending on what we want out of the world—our worlds can also differ even when we stand in he same place. A painter, a skier, and a miner looking at a mountain from the same side will see different mountains.

–Thanissaro Bhikkhu, The Paradox of Becoming