Diamonds are forever

                    In a flash, at a trumpet crash,
I am all at once what Christ is, ‘ since he was what I am, and
This Jack, joke, poor potsherd, ‘ patch, matchwood, immortal diamond,
                     Is immortal diamond.

(Gerard Manley Hopkins, in That Nature is a Heraclitean Fire and of the comfort of the Resurrection)

A comment from Rag Tree (Music&Meaning) on my recent post (Whichever way you slice it) about the cropping of photographs prompted me to make another intuitive leap between eastern and western mysticism.

… all Buddhas and all the teachings and values of the highest, most fulfilled, most awakened minds arise from the teachings in this Sutra. And yet, even as I speak, Subhuti, I must take back my words as soon as they are uttered, for there are no Buddhas and there are no teachings.” (Diamond Sutra, Chapter Eight)

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4 thoughts on “Diamonds are forever

  1. dear and divine…. people are searching God in telephone directories not knowing to lift receiver to hear dial tone which is God….
    love all…

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