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Monday, July 20, 2009

Dreaming the Whale Song

We acquire our perspective, our point of view, from our culture. It becomes so fundamental, it is (almost) impossible to perceive anything without looking through our distorted lenses. The Buddhist understand that everything is essentially empty and we get to create meaning and significance, but even with that recognition, what we are capable of imagining is still quite finite.

Our egocentricity gave us the illusion of dominion over all of creation - we have souls but the animals are for us to exploit. Anyone who suggests that humans and animals are not so different is accused of anthropomorphizing.

I hope someday to dream a human song like brother whale.

1 comment:

sheryl said...

http://www.npr.org/templates/player/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=106541921&m=106545089

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=106541921

i wash just listening to this as i was driving this weekend.