The spirit of the universe was what I was born to realize.
– Allen Ginsberg
Taken from his interview for the Paris Review.
– Samuel Beckett
kōan 57: Gon’yo’s One “Thing”
Venerable Gon’yo asked Joshu,
“How is it when a person does not have a single thing?”
“Throw it away.”
“I say I don’t have a single thing. What could I ever throw away?”
“If so, carry it around with you.”
This is kōan 57 taken from A collection of 100 koans by Shoyoroku (E. Book of Serenity, C. Ts’ung-jung lu).
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
– R. Buckminster Fuller