Instructed by the oldest if the Samanas, Siddhartha practised self-denial, practised meditation, according to a new Samana rules. A heron flew over the bamboo forest—and Siddhartha accepted the heron into his soul, flew over forest and mountains, was a heron, ate fish, felt the pangs of a heron's hunger, spoke the heron's croak, died a heron's death. A dead jackal was lying on the sandy bank, and Siddhartha's soul slipped inside the body, was the dead jackal, lay on the banks, got bloated, stank, decayed, was dismembered by hyaenas, was skinned by vultures, turned into a skeleton, turned to dust, was blown across the fields. And Siddhartha's soul returned, had died, had decayed, was scattered as dust, had tasted the gloomy intoxication of the cycle, awaited in new thirst like a hunter in the gap, where he could escape from the cycle, where the end of the causes, where an eternity without suffering began. He killed his senses, he killed his memory, he slipped out of his self into thousands of other forms, was an animal, was carrion, was stone, was wood, was water, and awoke every time to find his old self again, sun shone or moon, was his self again, turned round in the cycle, felt thirst, overcame the thirst, felt new thirst.

Books Edit

siddhartha, the book by Herman Hesse

fairfield porter

wassily kandinsky

betty edwards

the natural way to draw? introduction

seeing is forgetting the name of the thing one sees

essay about

willem de koonig

claus oldenberg

Art in It's Own Terms which is a book of selected criticism by Fairfield Porter, compiled by Rackstraw Downes

art and science, art and technology:

see also: i want you to

about his writings

theya re written in a different way it is more straightforward. it is counterintuitive to think that simply describing an art work that you have said,,,would amount to the necessarily best essay on that subject, however, in actuality, and for reasons I am about to list, this is the case I think…

i quote...whoever #again when i say: this and only this - i hope it understands and persuades the function

web links Edit

silly ridiculous absurd

Wikipedia Articles Edit

there is no deadline

navbox study

examples of strange within already existing and seemingly impenetrably burocratic ...see: official vs. casual (paradox)

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