Beyond Any Concept

From the contemplative point of view, remaining within “the freshness of the present instant” helps us to recognize the mind’s empty and luminous nature and the transparency of the world of phenomena. This nature is immutable, not in the sense of being a sort of permanent entity, but because it is the mind’s and phenomena’s true mode of existence, beyond any concept of coming and going, being and not being, one or many, beginning or end. ~ Matthieu Ricard

Quote from ‘Siddharta’ & “Buddha” on US Public Broadcasting Stations

“Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, be fortified by it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it.” from “Siddhartha” by Herman Hesse.

(I am in the process of reading this book. It is profound and enjoyable. ) For your copy go to Buddha Center Library section on the site….you can buy the print book through BC.  Or if you have a reader/cell phone you can Google  “Siddharta.”

For those of you who watch Public Television in the US ~ ~ “The Buddha,” a two-hour documentary for PBS by award-winning filmmaker David Grubin, premieres on PBS on April 7, 2010, at 8 PM EST (check local listing). ‘If you are outside of the U.S., stay tuned. We’ll be sure to include information on international broadcasts as they become available.”

Also on Facebook ~ The Buddha and YouTube ~ TheBuddhaPBS