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

 

“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 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

“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

"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

“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

Dancing Lines and Colours

Dancing Lines and Colours