– About emptiness that contains the fullness of the entire miracle of all existence –
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What we see is not a dead crab, it is the deserted shell of a crab, the temporary appearance, the disguise, the discarded mask of a crab. The “real” crab lives on somewhere else and has grown a new skin.
We marvel at the amazing deception, all the intricate detail, the fantastic show; it’s all there, and yet, it’s empty. The eyes are empty transparent bubbles.
But what is the real crab? Who is the real crab? Is there one?
A quote of Jon Kabat-Zinn comes to mind:
He who dies before he dies does not die when he dies.
I look at the empty eye of “the crab” and see the wonderful emptiness of appearance, the fantastic emptiness of all things, the emptiness that contains the fullness of the entire miracle of all existence.
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So long …
Klaus March 4. 2010