Monday, October 31, 2016

Ebb and flow

Nice little moment in "Buddhism as a Liberal Art" today.


STUDENT 1

I remember hearing in a dharma talk
that nothing is pure or impure.


STUDENT 2
[misunderstanding]

That reminds me of something the Dalai Lama said,
that adding a little dirt to the ocean 
doesn't make the ocean dirty, just as ... 


STUDENT 2
[understanding]

... adding a little soap wouldn't make the ocean clean. 


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