Monday, December 8, 2014

Would The Buddha Have an Instagram: The Art of No-Selfie

By Elizabeth Kurata

As each moment passes, every experience, thought, emotion changes us from the moment prior. In this way that we are an ever enduring, ungraspable “thing.” We are able to perhaps pin down one notion of self in a certain moment: see the selfie. But everyone can recognize that the selfie is innately incomplete. It is merely a 2-D representation of our physical form at one point in time. That physical being is no longer in existence, the emotional being who inhabited that body is no longer there — both have been subject to the passing of time. The physical form was captured, but that’s it. The Buddha would not try to take a selfie because he wouldn’t believe that communicating who or what he is would be possible. [link]