Thursday, May 7, 2009

Schiller's Creator

"Schiller's Creator" number 40 of 200 from Robert Aitken's book Miniatures of a Zen Master.

Today's miniature refers to a story about Beethoven's Ninth Symphony and Schiller's "Ode to Joy". In the "Ode to Joy" Schiller points to his creator as being a "he" residing "above the starry sky". Yamada Roshi commented that "His Creator was certainly far way." Continuing with the Watts references, this morning twitter serendipitously presented me with this quote via @HypnoticYogi (Alex Mitrovic).
You don't look out there for God, something in the sky, you look in you.~Alan Watts

After Last Night's Storm

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