Perpetual motion

"The objective material world in general, exists as such simply and solely in our representation, and (...) it is false and indeed absurd to attribute to it, as such, and existence outside all representation and independent of the knowing subject, and so to assume a matter positively and absolutely existing in itself."
Schopenhauer, WWRII, Chapter I

 

   
  
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   Maya  “The influence of phenomena is removed by employing the influence of emptiness, and even that is later eradicated by inculcating the realization, “Nothing really exists.” Bodhicaryavatara, Perfection of Understanding, [32]

Maya

“The influence of phenomena is removed by employing the influence of emptiness, and even that is later eradicated by inculcating the realization, “Nothing really exists.” Bodhicaryavatara, Perfection of Understanding, [32]

"The portal of God is non-existence."
Chuang Tse: XXIII,  quot. In The Lathe of Heaven

   
  
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 “Come the morning, those who dream of the drunken feast may weep and moan; when the morning comes, those who dream of weeping and moaning go hunting in the fields. When they dream, they don’t know it is a dream. Indeed, in their dreams they may think they are interpreting dreams, only when they awake do they know it was a dream. Eventually there comes the day of reckoning and awakening, and then we shall know that it was all a great dream. Only fools think that they are now awake and that they really know what is going on, playing the prince and then playing the servant. What fools! The Master and you are both living in a dream. When I say I dream, I am also dreaming. This very saying is a deception. If after ten thousand years we could once meet a truly great sage, one who understands, it would seem as if it had only been a morning." The Book of Chuang Tzu, Chapter II: Working Everything Out Evenly, pp. 19-20

“Come the morning, those who dream of the drunken feast may weep and moan; when the morning comes, those who dream of weeping and moaning go hunting in the fields. When they dream, they don’t know it is a dream. Indeed, in their dreams they may think they are interpreting dreams, only when they awake do they know it was a dream. Eventually there comes the day of reckoning and awakening, and then we shall know that it was all a great dream. Only fools think that they are now awake and that they really know what is going on, playing the prince and then playing the servant. What fools! The Master and you are both living in a dream. When I say I dream, I am also dreaming. This very saying is a deception. If after ten thousand years we could once meet a truly great sage, one who understands, it would seem as if it had only been a morning."
The Book of Chuang Tzu, Chapter II: Working Everything Out Evenly, pp. 19-20

Dream Underwater Meadow

"Realism, which commends itself to the crude understanding by appearing to be founded on fact, starts precisely from an arbitrary assumption, and is in consequence an empty castle in the air, since it skips or denies the first fact of all, namely that all that we know lies within consciousness."
Schopenhauer, WWRII, Chapter I

I, Chuang Tzu

“Once upon a time, I, Chuang Tzu, dreamt that I was a butterfly, flitting around and enjoying myself. I had no idea I was Chuang Tzu. Then suddenly I woke up and I was Chuang Tzu again. But I could not tell, had I been Chuang Tzu dreaming I was a butterfly, or a butterfly dreaming I was now Chuang Tzu? However, there must be some sort of difference between Chuang Tzu and a butterfly! We call this the transformation of things.”
The Book of Chuang Tzu, Chapter II: Working Everything Out Evenly, p. 20
 

Life Force

"He will recognise that same WILL not only in those phenomena that are quite similar to his own, in men and in animals, as their innermost nature, but continued reflection will lead him to recognise the force that shoots and vegetates in the plant, indeed the force by which the crystal is formed, the force that turns the magnet to the North Pole... and finally even gravitation, which acts so powerfully in all matter, pulling the stone to the Earth and the Earth to the Sun; all these he will recognize as different only in the phenomenon, but the same according to their inner nature." Schopenhauer, WWRI, Chap. 23
 

 Dancing Lines and Colours  "[The state of pure [=aesthetic] contemplation] demands a complete forgetting of our own person and of its relations and connexions... absorption in perception, being lost in the object, forgetting all individuality, removing from the service of the will the knowledge which originally existed only for this service." Schopenhauer, WWRI, ch. 36 and 38  Musically inspired by "Music for a Dancing Mind" by Matthew Halsall.

Dancing Lines and Colours

"[The state of pure [=aesthetic] contemplation] demands a complete forgetting of our own person and of its relations and connexions... absorption in perception, being lost in the object, forgetting all individuality, removing from the service of the will the knowledge which originally existed only for this service."
Schopenhauer, WWRI, ch. 36 and 38

Musically inspired by "Music for a Dancing Mind" by Matthew Halsall.