Philosophy

The Iron Bar…

 

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Above and below the heavens,

we are blind, deaf and dumb,

beyond all reach of contrivance.

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How ludicrous and disheartening!

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The man with the sharpest eye

misses the jewel on the ocean-bed.

The man with the keenest ear

does not recognise the unplayed symphony.

The man with the most eloquent tongue

cannot expound the great mystery.

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What life compares with sitting by a window?

Here, we watch leaves fall and flowers bloom…

Seeing not-seeing.

Hearing not-hearing.

Preaching not-preaching.

When hungry we eat, when tired we sleep.

Let the leaves fall, let the flowers bloom…

Autumn we know and Spring too.

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Do you understand?

An iron-bar without a hole.

 

 

 

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