Thursday, September 16, 2010


During a dharma talk at a retreat, Jack Kornfield once asked rhetorically if anyone in the group had ever experienced anything that was permanent and lasting. Surprisingly, a retreatant raised his hand and said, "Ignorance. It's been with me all my life!"

To paraphrase Frank Zappa, "Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more ignorance than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe."


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