In the 5th century B.C.
an Indian philosopher
Gautama teaches 'All is emptiness'
and 'There is no self.'
In the 20th century A.D.
Barbie agrees, but wonders how a man
with such a belly could pose,
smiling, and without a shirt.
I think he did not deny the self just kept quiet about it. Good poem. Interesting to think how Barbie is trying to find or create her own identity.
a tidbit and a titbit
Wonderful. really I do admit. good one.
but wonders how a man with such a belly could pose, smiling, and without a shirt. Beautiful, critical. views. tony
Barbie agrees with Buddhist teaching! really wonderful
Gautama's teaching and the happy bellied man in china remaining as symbol of satisfying smiles...... you are philosophical when u ask that question.......... thank u dear poetess. tony
We may not realise what he did but indeed he was inspired.
Gautama was a handsome prince in his youth. But nowadays we only see Buddha idols with a pot belly and a bald head...the Buddha when he grew old. When we grow older, our youthful appearance starts to disappear. That's natural, and it happened to Gautama too, and it will happen to Barbie too. Couldn't appreciate this piece though..it is too practical.
Listen Buddhist Barbie.. In the 5th century B.C. an Indian philosopher Gautama teaches 'All is emptiness' and 'There is no self.' In the 8th century A.D. Shankaracharya never agrees, but points at Upanishads wonders how a man totally empty can see his disciples, preach and teach emptiness to emptiness? There is self where one is selfless smiling on thought of emptiness Says we may feel headless or empty head But the one who fills all space use the device fitted in Globe on our Neck. Self shine in its own glory in Selfless person.. wise one. humble and polite. Shines like Stars, burning ignorance as fuel, radiating light of love silently, with twinkling smile on lips of Mrithu jaya ananda (bliss of winning death)