Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Running away from monsters existing only in our minds

Angel c. 1987
Sculpture by Joseph Wheelwright*
Horse, cat, pig bones, dental acrylic
Photograph by Jean Stimmell 5/17/14 

“Terrified, we run away from monsters created from our own aversions. So long as perception is distorted, we are unable to see the true nature of what is in front of us – nothing but an ever-changing collection of sights, sounds, smells, tastes, touches, and thoughts or concepts.”*

* This Sculpture Angel by Joseph Wheelwright sent shivers up my spine, lunging up at me from an exhibit of his work in the Hargate Art Building on the St. Paul’s campus in Concord NH 5/17/14.

To me, it personifies the monster that Bhante Henepola Gunaratana eludes to in the above quote taken from his book Meditation on Perception which I, in turn, found reprinted  in the Summer 2014 edition of Tricycle Magazine.




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