Sunday, January 31, 2010

Dispose of Socrates


Heard a dharma talk today about the heart and the mind, and that space below the heart where anger and rage reside. The priest said that when anger and rage move into the heart they disappear. I also learned today that the Chinese have a symbol for heart and mind together. I like that, since (as you probably noticed) I'm a fan of both. Socrates taught the West that all can be understood with rational thought. The poets explain the world through images. Rather than disposing of Socrates, I'm really looking for a way to merge the two — heart and mind, Socrates and Homer.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

My first response ktoi Kim's blog on my new Mac. H.

Paula Gable said...

Seems to me you already did. P