The Dharma according to Shakespeare

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Phena
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Re: The Dharma according to Shakespeare

Post by Phena » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:12 am

Sam Vara wrote:"To be, or not to be, that is the question.
Or maybe both to be and not to be.
Or perhaps neither to be nor not to be...."
Alas, this tetralemma doth ne’er satisfy. "Nothing will come of nothing", but this whole wretched mass hath arisen dependently, I say.

In all seriousness though, the hallmark of Shakespeare’s work for me has always been his deep insight into the human condition. I think this is often consistent with the Dhamma, the truth of our situation.

binocular
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Re: The Dharma according to Shakespeare

Post by binocular » Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:26 am

Phena wrote:In all seriousness though, the hallmark of Shakespeare’s work for me has always been his deep insight into the human condition. I think this is often consistent with the Dhamma, the truth of our situation.
I've always felt let down by him, because while he is very good at describing the problem, he doesn't provide the solution to it.
Someone enamored with Rilke will say that one must learn to love the questions, and the doubts, and the uncertainty -- but such love can live only in poems.
Every person we save is one less zombie to fight. -- World War Z

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