Perennial Permanence Puzzlement

“This existence of ours is as transient as autumn clouds
. To watch the birth and death of beings is like looking at the movements of a dance. 
A lifetime is like a flash of lightning in the sky, rushing by like a torrent down a steep mountain.”
~ Buddha (563 – 483 BC)
“In the beginning was Atman; the one without a second.”
“We are like the spider. We weave our life and then move along in it. We are like the dreamer who dreams and then lives in the dream. This is true for the entire universe.”
~ Aitareya Upanishad
A corporeal phenomenon, a feeling, a perception, a mental formation, a consciousness, which is permanent and persistent, eternal and not subject to change, such a thing the wise men in this world do not recognize; and I also say that there is no such thing.
~ Buddha (563 – 483 B.C)




Is there anything permanent
in Heaven’s vast firmament?

Is there a Perfection
beyond all conception –
a Cause of all that’s so?

Is there a force – an Eternal Source –
that we can ever know?

Is it our task, to seek and to ask,
and so to ever grow?

‘Tis a Perennial Puzzlement!



Ron’s recitation of Perennial Permanence Puzzlement

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