Saturday, January 10, 2015

The Sermon on the Wall

It's said that Bodhidharma sat 
before a wall for twenty years 
and so we sit before a wall for thirty, 
not knowing what the wall is pointing to. 
It's like a most significant metaphor 
heard by idiots signifying nothing 
but exactly what they think they heard. 
Thus most of our religions are created 
by the metaphorically-impaired, 
who wouldn't know a Fiat 
from a Pavarotti. Listen, 
Ahab knew exactly what 
that white whale was, pursuing it 
across the waves of consciousness 
until he was absorbed within its sea. 
It's how all great explorers come to know 
they are the great unknown.

No comments:

Post a Comment