Paint by numbers

Written by on February 25, 2013 in Commentary with 0 Comments
Paint by numbers

Should we have such blind faith in mathematics to describe our world accurately? Math is the corner stone physics, and I know it seems silly to question it, after all 1 + 1 = 2 seems to make sense – but Math doesn’t need to be consistent with nature, it only needs to be consistent to itself. Math has no loyality to our reality

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Quantum Suchness

Written by on February 23, 2013 in Commentary with 0 Comments
Quantum Suchness

The structure of the atom is not like a solar system. There is much more poetry in the atom than this conventional view. In fact the quantum world points to a broader reality, a suchness that is beyond words and of which provides a greater vantage, if your willing to open to it.

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What is Zen?

Written by on February 22, 2013 in Poetry with 0 Comments
What is Zen?

Inspired by a Zen poem using the same imagery, I decided to develop the sense between the goose and the lake by showing how the shadow and the reflection are two directions of a deep symmetry that interconnects them

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The colour of wind

Written by on February 5, 2013 in Poetry with 0 Comments
The colour of wind

A poem by Christian Joore – The color of wind is the harmonious integration found within nature. A bird has evolved wings because of wind, and it expresses its thanks through the colors of its feathers.

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One Thousand Koans

Written by on February 1, 2013 in Poetry with 0 Comments
One Thousand Koans

A poem by Christian Joore
The imagery of the house is symbolic – an ego-centric structure built by our intellect to resolve the question ‘who am I?’. It’s answer ultimately is the ‘self’, which allows governs the building and only allows certain things in and out. However, if numerous Koans where to slip in the front door they would surely begin to challenge this structure. If left to their devices, what could happen would be life changing.

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Poets are grass

Written by on November 16, 2012 in Commentary
Poets are grass

Our intellect is the corner stone of our understanding of reality. However, it is driven by language and meaning, which are inherently limited and biased. To get beyond these limitations, the poet skillfully crafts language to expand the horizons of comprehension and truth. So to does the Zen Koan. Are they related?

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emptiness

Written by on May 16, 2012 in Commentary with 0 Comments
emptiness

There is a core principle in Buddhism called ‘emptiness’ which states that nothing inherently exists. Not to be mistaken for nihilism, rather that nothing has intrinsic existence but instead originates dependently upon other phenomenon. Simply put, nothing is truly objective or of itself entirely. The idea here is that existence of any ‘thing’ is always contingent […]

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Adrift on midnight water

Written by on April 20, 2012 in Poetry with 0 Comments

A free verse poem by Christian Joore

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Wise Breezes

Written by on April 20, 2012 in Poetry with 0 Comments

A free verse poem by Christian Joore

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Soundless Sound

Written by on April 20, 2012 in Poetry with 0 Comments

A free verse poem by Christian Joore

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