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aesthetics and perception ; was: really big pot

updated wed 1 aug 07


Lee Love on tue 31 jul 07

On 7/30/07, Kathy Forer wrote:

> That can be done through either an idealized version or a very
> particularized form.

I see my approach to creativity being one of discovery,
rather than creating novelty.

> What most epitomizes its moment will most outlast it. This is the
> "paradox of the aesthetic ideal of 'universality'."

My examples would be our early human attempts, the cave
paintings at Lascaux:

Or jomon pottery:

> The moment is the core universal. Is it relative, or is it absolute?
> I'm inclined to agree that time is relative, after all, "Each moment

Our thoughts about time are relative, but our experience is
exactly universal/eternal. It is in the thought bubble that our
experience becomes relative.

> 'Universal and specific', 'idealized and particularized', 'absolute
> and relative' can also be seen as objective and subjective.

My late teacher's newly published book is from lectures I attended:

Each Moment Is the Universe: Zen and the Way of Being Time
by Dainin Katagiri (Author)

Short beginning of blurb:

From Publishers Weekly Starred Review.

"Move over, Martin Heidegger. The late Japanese Zen master Katagiri
Roshi offers a Zen interpretation of being and time. As text editor
Andrea Martin explains in her introduction, the core Buddhist
teachings of impermanence and emptiness lend themselves to
considerations of time and being."

Lee in Mashiko, Japan
Minneapolis, Minnesota USA

"To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts." -
Henry David Thoreau

"Let the beauty we love be what we do." - Rumi