The Buddhist Half Filled Glass

25 04 2007

Found through Stumbling on The Middle Way, I love this post:

A central concept in Buddhism is that each and every moment contains unlimited potential with unlimited possibilities of what can happen. In this way, the glass can hardly be only one or two states.

Psychology read a lot into how you see the glass. The litmus test from a western viewpoint, only allows two options; half full or half empty. In Buddhism, however, these 2 views leave an incomplete picture. Adding more to this picture, below are a few more Buddhist takes.

  • The glass is full; it contains both liquid and space.
  • There is no glass; it’s made up of things that are not it.
  • The glass is a manifestation of the whole universe; it is not seperate or unique. It’s not half anything.

Fantastic.

Advertisements

Actions

Information

3 responses

25 04 2007
nans

beautiful …..

25 04 2007
dougrogers

I’m thirsty. I seem to be attached to my thirstiness.

13 05 2007
wiradikusuma

Hi, I put a link to this in my blog:
http://wiradikusuma.blogspot.com/2007/05/half-filled-glass.html

Sorry it’s in Bahasa Indonesia.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s




%d bloggers like this: