On the June night of a lunar eclipse and the eve of a Venus eclipse

While looking for wisdom and direction (too much time spent in mental limbo!), I saw this quote on a meditation website tonite:

A finger points at the moon, but the moon is not at the tip of the finger.
Words point at the truth, but the truth is not in words.
To seek illumination through words
is to get lost in the web of words and not see the truth.

–Huineng

Philosophy and its search to understand, among other things, truth, knowledge and existence, can want to go beyond the tools that humans have to try and explain and describe.  For someone such as myself who tends to think about and believe in “words,” it is funny how in the end words can block us and it is words that we must let go.

How odd; this notion is perhaps the antithesis of this blog’s raison d’etre….

Speaking of truth there is also the idea, as a friend has often said:  “Seek the truth and the truth shall set you free.”

Eve of a Venus Eclipse

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