Monday, July 14, 2008

Journey to the West (Part 1)

Today was hilarious. It is hard to set out on a journey to a mythical land, sans maps, sans cartographer, sans everything except ships, men and weapons. However, if Columbus did it, so can other landlubbers.

I was amused by the fact that whatever one presents may be just a bare package, a present that is never present, so to speak. The ribbons and wrapping paper serve to make a box into the gift itself. Enlightenment, one presumes, is attained when one has reached a state of total emptiness. Zen is one key approach to opening the lock.

I have a professional review to write for homework. Each day I will write something and I shall combine the whole into a little piece for some small peer-reviewed journal. The West awaits with bated breath. Speaking to Kishore Mahbubani is a bonus.



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