A Quote by John Daido Loori on whole, interbeing, and connection

What transpires for the least significant member transpires at once for the whole.

John Daido Loori

Source: The True Dharma Eye: Zen Master Dogen's Three Hundred Koans, Pages: 89

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by David Abram on earth, place, location, beings, locality, mind, physiology, interbeing, and senses

The human mind is not some otherworldly essence that comes to house itself inside our physiology. Rather it is instilled and provoked by the sensorial field itself, induced by the tensions and participations between the human body and the animate earth. The invisible shapes of smells, rhythms of cricketsong, and the movement of shadows all, in a sense, provide the subtle body of our thoughts. Our own reflections, we might say, are a part of the play of light and its reflections.

By acknowledging such links between the inner, psychological world and the perceptual terrain that surrounds us, we begin to turn inside-out, loosening the psyche from its confinement within a strictly human sphere, freeing sentience to return to the sensible world that contains us. Intelligence is no longer ours alone but is a property of the earth; we are in it, of it, immersed in its depths. And indeed each terrain, each bioregion, seems to have its own particular intelligence, its unique vernacular of soil and leaf and sky.

Each place its own mind, its own psyche! Oak, Madrone, Douglas fir, red-tailed hawk, serpentine in the sandstone, a certain scale to the topography, drenching rains in the winters, fog off-shore in the summers, salmon surging up the streams – all these together make up a particular state of mind, a place-specific intelligence shared by all the humans that dwell therein, but also by the coyotes yapping in those valleys, by the bobcats and the ferns and the spiders, by all beings who live and make their way in that zone. Each place its own psyche. Each sky its own blue.

David Abram

Source: The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World (Vintage), Pages: 262

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Chief Seattle on interconnectedness, interspirituality, and interbeing

What is man without the beasts?
If the beasts were gone, men would die
of a great loneliness of spirit.
For whatever happens to the beasts
happens to man.
All things are connected.

Chief Seattle (c. 1786 - 1866)

Contributed by: lorel

A Quote by Rami Shapiro on rami shapiro, interspirituality, interbeing, and harmony of religions

Interspirituality is the world music of religion; borrowing, fusing, blending and bouncing rhythms and riffs off one another not to create a homogenized spirituality, but to birth a radical new sound embedded in the ancient and timeless silence. This doesn’t impact or deepen my life—it is my life.

Rami Shapiro

Contributed by: lorel

A Quote by Walt Whitman on people, identity, and interbeing

A simple separate person is not contained between his hat and his boots.

Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)

Contributed by: gary

A Quote by unknown on interbeing

el otro soy yo...


Contributed by: jnsa

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