Friday, January 29, 2010

The Penumbra of the Empty, Part IV

The “dividing practice” is a vertical movement; the “garden of forking paths” is horizontal.

There is only a simple fold or symmetry operation differentiating them.

On the garden of forking paths, I take this or that choice in order to reach this or that intermediate destination.

You can imagine my ecstatic delight in being able to say: I will go left;


You can imagine someone else’s ecstatic delight in saying: I will go right.

Neither Right-“I” nor Left-“I” concern themselves so much over how the choice ended up being poised in such a way that the acceptance of it either way would matter.


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