take a ride …

Im on a ride, unforeseen.
The doors of the train closed
while helping a friend
with his heavy luggage.

The conductor showed me
the next stop,
still in the city.

But that one I also missed
when looking for my old bag.

I wonder who stole it.
Nothing useful in there.


7 thoughts on “take a ride …

  1. Ignorance causing obsession.
    Our obsession, in the western world, with the prolongation of human life can
    be likened to manipulating a long train journey, which starts at station A and
    ends at station Z, so that the distance between any two stations, say L and M,
    is unnaturally prolonged as much as is scientifically possible, even to the extent
    where the train is in need of continuous maintenance; our obsession
    stemming from ignorance of the fact that segment L to M is not the whole
    Note: The above is from the blog Consider This but I was looking for my description of life as a railway journey where we stop at various stations and disembark for a while and then re-embark to disembark again later for a different experience and so on until we have completed or journey having learned all we need to learn.

    • Thank you for your interesting comment. The subconscious has its own way of telling things. This train-ride post was the synopsis of a dream I had Monday morning. I thought it was very appropriate and correct in its own language.

  2. I find you interesting and will interact with you more, now that you have made it known that that is what you would like from folks out here.

    You are very knowledgeable about the whole concept of no conceptualization/”no mind”. It is something that has fascinated me for years. I hope to have exciting discussions here about that and other topics, too.

    What’s this about a “salon”? Sounds fancy!

    • A salon is french word from the 20th century indicating a larger place like the lobby of a hotel but a little more private, where people come together to have a talk with a small drink and a snack.
      I got interested in the problems of conceptualization about 4 years ago when stuck with an impenetrable text from Nagarjuna. It’s like reading Immanuel Kant on speed. Their logic is different and has 4 possibilities while ours has only 2 (true or false). I don’t think I have understood more than 25% from what is there. So a long way to go. But I haven’t touched that work in 2 years. Every now and then rereading brings a lot more insights.

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