Stuck In The Mud

STUCK IN THE MUD

Seeking duration
We forget love transcends it
And remain mired

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About Ben Naga

Pilgrim on the lam. Please feel free to explore the links to learn more. I trust you will find some things there will have been worth the effort. See you there.

Posted on June 2, 2017, in Senryu and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. This, em, could be a sad day?

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    • This senryu is deliberately left open to any number of interpretations but in the end they all boil to the same thing.

      “Since life arose out of ignorance, ignorance is the first problem to be solved in order to find a permanent solution to the problem of suffering in our lives. To the question as to how ignorance arises, he (The Buddha) identified improper discernment as the root cause of ignorance.”

      http://www.hinduwebsite.com/buddhism/buddhaonignorance.asp

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  2. Oh Ben…. Aching for what you’re going through. Have been thinking of you.

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  3. Ben recently I have withdrawn from the Mud- slinging.. as here we go through yet more mud being thrown from one political party to another.. Nothing changes.. And all are ignorant of the things that really matter..
    And loved your reference to Buddha in your previous comment..

    Wishing you well..
    Sue 🙂

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  4. I think love does transcend time and the duration that we tend to think of while inside the limits of time, Ben. I know Ethel and I feel that way about our son. There is not doubt whatsoever, however, that we still remain mired inside the limitations of moments we are living where both eternity hovers and transience, always containing the end and beginning of who we are in this particular existence. I am thinking of you, my friend, and your wife, and the beauty of the world that is so glorious here in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin this afternoon. Two pelicans fly by above the windows in our roof as sunlight strikes them and makes them shine against the soaring darkness of a single thundercloud soaring and billowing into the surrounding blue sky.

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    • A poetic and deeply wise comment, Tom.

      “Two pelicans fly by above the windows in our roof as sunlight strikes them and makes them shine against the soaring darkness of a single thundercloud soaring and billowing into the surrounding blue sky.”

      Yes: a perfect metaphor.

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