DO YOU BELIEVE IN GOD, ROBERT?
I take a walk every morning and meet many interesting people. There is a little old lady I meet once in awhile and we talk. She asked me this morning, “Robert, do you believe in God?” Now, the answer I am going to share with you is true about each one of us here and everyone else on this earth. I answered by saying, “Before I answer please let me know what do you mean by you and what do you mean by God?” She said, “Well, the personal you.” I remarked, and this is important for us to understand, “As long as there is a personality, we have to believe in something. We believe we are an atheist, we believe in God, we believe in politics, we believe in this, we believe in that. Where there is a personality, there is a believer. Then God is apart from us. Some of us would even say, “I believe in God within myself.” This is sort of wrong thinking. If it weren’t for what we call God, absolute reality, pure awareness, there couldn’t be a you. There would be no personality unless there was a God, or absolute reality, sat-chit-ananda or whatever you want to call it. It is like a print on the paper. The print is you, the personality, and the paper is God. If you didn’t have the paper, you couldn’t have the print. Like the screen and the image. The screen is what we call God. The image is you, the personality. Therefore, when the you is transcended, the you is really the I thought. When the personal I, or the personal you, is completely and totally transcended, where is there anyone who has a belief system left? For whom was the belief? You see what I am saying? There is no-one left over to believe anything. There is no personality left. Therefore, how can you believe something? To believe, there has to be a believer and an object to believe. When you’ve transcended the personality, when there is no I thought, when there is no you, you become all pervading. You become the total reality, omnipresent. Consequently, where is there room for God? There is no room for God when you are all pervading. You are omnipresent. You are the absolute reality, the pure awareness.
Robert Adams (via colehemianrapsody)
The Man That Dances In The Meadow, 2013
Wow, Twombly is so visionary.
Among the stupider things I found while hunting for gifs.
Obviously when you’re not a Vanderbiltian silver fox, the sun just shifts it’s lighting all the time to make you look the exact same in all situations. It’s cosmic affirmative action!
This is a good post by one of the creators of Avatar: The Last Airbender on color theory, and how color can look completely different depending on surrounding colors and context.
Uhh…that last image isn’t from the Aladdin film…It’s from a porn comic. It’s been cropped, in the full image he’s being blown by Hercules.
It requires twenty years for a man to rise from the vegetable state in which he is within his mother’s womb, and from the pure animal state which is the lot of his early childhood, to the state when the maturity of reason begins to appear. It has required thirty centuries to learn a little about his structure. It would need eternity to learn something about his soul. It takes an instant to kill him.
Voltaire, Man: General Reflection on Man (1771). (via eltigrechico)
This impeccably detailed ceramic sculpture called Cycles of Decay was created by ceramicist Christopher David White who works out of Bloomington, Indiana. Even on close inspection the knotted and twisting veins of the tree branch look almost exactly like old wood, take a closer look on hiswebsite.