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Week 4 posts.

Striving for Nothingness – Chris Navarro

I was walking home from the store Monday night when I took a moment to stand and observe the puddles on the floor. Cars passing by A cool night’s breeze Light reflections on water             … Continue reading

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The Order of Here-And-Now

By Nina Watts Nothing this week.   I found this week’s discussion of “the order of here-and-now” to be very interesting. The concept helped me better understand the idea of form. I think form is a kind of “counterbalance” to … Continue reading

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Gray day

Yesterday evening it was starting to get dark and looked like it was about to rain.  I noticed that the sky was a little bit unevenly colored in one spot. A white line on gray sky Perhaps a plane’s trail … Continue reading

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Making Something out of Nothing

The other morning I was walking across the footbridge at Dowling Hall and noticed the beautiful sunrise after a snowy day. Sunrise Breaks the ice Birds chirping    This week was encapsulated by nothing. Not the absence of any cohesive … Continue reading

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Dry Winter Air

Awake in the middle of the night on Monday with a bloody nose, standing by the nightlight in the bathroom. Eyes, cold and red A dim light in the wall darkness outside I get the idea of Nothingness and Something … Continue reading

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Week 4 : Nothingness

Week 4: Nothingness By Songwha Choi On Friday evening, when I was on my way to a friend’s house to have a dinner, I saw a bright crescent moon in the night sky.   Winter night sky— A crescent moon Emitting … Continue reading

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Week 4: Nothingness

I was walking to Tisch during sunset and noticed how the snow-covered President’s lawn was sparkling in the fading sunlight. setting sun crisp frozen ground twinkling snow In class we talked about whether common Japanese practices, such as the Coming … Continue reading

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Reality and Enlightenment

I did not have a lyrical moment this week To reach enlightenment from a Buddhist perspective we must become one with both everything and nothing. How is this dichotomy work exactly in the Buddhist mindset? We can reach harmony or … Continue reading

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My Airborne Enlightenment

By Laura Sabia At the end of a very grey morning in London, my return flight to Boston was exceedingly turbulent (I’m terrified of flying) until… Climbing, clouds recede. At last- sunlight. I was raised with an emphasis on “making … Continue reading

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Nothingness?

Nothing this week The idea of nothingness, to be honest, still doesn’t hold much water in my mind.  The thought of, “everything is nothing, nothing is everything” (lecture 2/11) is very hard for me to grasp because it is so contradictory in … Continue reading

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