April 5, 2023

Careful Of The Moonlit Dewdrops

Careful! Even moonlit dewdrops,
If you’re lured to watch,
Are a wall before the Truth.

Sogyo (1667–1731)

If I understand Sogyo correctly, becoming bedazzled by the beauty of moonlit dewdrops can put up a wall between us and the Truth.

If this is itself the Truth, imagine what being lured by more stuff than you need does.

And how about being bombarded by cultural conditioning, propaganda, and entertainments in an ongoing blitz for the entirety of our lives? 

That puts up a wall as high as Everest, and what fraction of humanity has ever stood atop that mountain? Only 6,339 people have done it so far. 

Have more living humans than that found the Truth? If so, I see little evidence of it.

It would be very difficult to find the Truth about ourselves, or the world in which we exist, living the consumerist life. That is one whopper of a wall.

"Tear down that wall", I say. The Berlin Wall was nothing in comparison.

Tear down the stuff, the busyness, the mainstream distractions, and the meaningless work.

Do that and we get closer to the Truth that Sogyo refers to. 

Love the dewdrops, but love the pursuit of Truth more. 


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