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Thursday, January 06, 2005

Buddha's Dilemma

Buddha's Dilemma.

That life is worth living is the most necessary of assumptions and, were it not assumed, the most impossible of conclusions.
~~George Santayana.

16 comments:

Sham said...

Sounds nice. I surely don't have the courage/knowledge to disagree but at the same time do not have the mind to agree.

. : A : . said...

Very nice. Are you making these on your own using Paint?

AdHocQuirks said...

being a bit cheeky here huh, ubdermensch? nice one...

AdHocQuirks said...

being a bit cheeky here huh, ubermensch? nice one...

Ubermensch said...

sham
if you ponder over the statement the question of agreeing or not doesnt presuppose at all.
thanks

:A:,
thanks, yes absolutely crafted with paint some time back.

adhoc;
well you know don u?
thanks

luz de la luna said...

Interesting and original :) I look foward to seeing more from you.

Regards
La LUna

PS: Added a link to your blog from mine today :-)

Pincushion said...

Loved the way you have The Buddha peeking out in the middle amidst the swirling whorls !! Look forward to seeing more..

T said...

where, o, where has ubermensch gone? where, o, where can he be?...though i'm a fine one to talk ;)

Akshay said...

It goes well
" Life is not a spectacle or a feast; it is a predicament."
~George Santayana.

Sudarshan said...

Assumption is the mother of all screwups….conclusions based on assumptions are no better. If desire is the main source of misery, why paste Santayana’s quote with Buddha’s image? A paradox?

Ubermensch said...

hello everyone thanks for the comments,positively busy!

luz de la luna
thank u.

pinnie,

thanks, i look forward myself :))

fuegs,
im on an exile!


Akshay
thank u , yes it indeed is a predicament!

Sudarshan,
nopes not a paradox,the most powerful dilemma buddha faced after immediately becoming buddha was to place his faith on an assumption or not, which i found in santayana's words.
may be assumption is the mother of all screw ups but it is an indispensible opium.

Sudarshan said...

Interesting...if Buddha had a dilemma, he wouldnt have preached...but certainly Santayana's words holds good for followers of Buddha or any other preacher for that matter.

. : A : . said...

Very well done on paint indeed! Both this and the earlier one.

Ubermensch said...

sudharshan...
we seem to have a stste here for disagreement...:))
buddha was teh first to face that dilemma of to preach or not....? the conversations with mara(the buddhist satan)is a proof , which in fact resulted in several sub types of buddhist practices.

:A:,
Thanks!

Sreekesh Menon said...

assumptions - the reason for all ****ups !

Ubermensch said...

another assumption:)

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