John Hill over at Archidose has tagged me with this refreshingly simple meme.
1. Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages).
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people.
John’s Gibson quoting choice talks of ‘…the hopes of maintaining any semblance of longterm autonomy over our fates…’ and the book nearest me seems to fit nicely into the theme of controlling fate as well as the very title of this blog.
Like the double action of the human heart, the heartbeat of the universe implies duality, a cosmic pulse, an alternation of in-breathing and out-breathing, of manifestation and rest. To the Buddhist good and evil are relative and not absolute terms. The cause of evil is man’s inordinate desires for self.
from Buddhism by Christmas Humphries, first published 1951
I like the phrase manifestation and rest. It’s been duly noted for future use as a spatial/temporal description.
I hereby tag: