Saturday, May 2, 2009

TRIAL of ZEN


© Photo Juergen Kuehn - groß/large


"I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world."
Socrates (469 BC - 399 BC), from Plutarch

5 comments:

  1. I don't know how you did that, exactly, but it is effective. And you're way ahead of me in terms of Eastern philosophy...

    I like it!

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  2. Juergen, I wanted to add to this: the quotation is priceless! It's just what we need in our world today. Unfortunately, the old fears so often creep in and people hang on to their national/ethnic/cultural boundaries with fear-filled tenacity.

    How do we past that to see one another as human beings, citizens of the world?

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  3. Dear Juergen, the picture is...
    ...psychodelic? :-)
    Very nice and true quote from Socrates, he was great!
    Léia and Cezar

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  4. Jacob,
    that is a question since human beings exist, I think. For myself I found an answer over the course of many philosophical studies. We need to admit one's responsibility that we have one world and one future only. If we agree that condition, then we can try to convey this feeling to our family, friends and acquaintances.
    That is the only chance we have to change our world.
    Wishing a great week to all of you.
    Juergen

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  5. Léia,
    no, this photo means that all things are mixed. There is no black or white, nothing is cut into squares or round, etc.
    The principal teaching of ZEN is yin-yang.
    Namasté
    Juergen

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