Buddhist error message

I bet you were expecting those old Haiku Error Messages. I’m happy to be able to disappoint/surprise you.

I found this picture through Digg this morning:

error message

It’s funny as it stands, but it’s also very reminiscent of the Heart Sutra.

…all phenomena are empty, having no inherent characteristics. They are not produced and do not cease.

Because the test arises and ceases it has no real existence, and therefore even its arising and ceasing are mere appearances without reality. This is of course a rather profound teaching, and it takes a while to come to an intuitive understanding of what it’s trying to say. The mind, unfortunately, makes very profoundly deluded assumptions about what the world is like, and those assumptions get in the way of appreciating the emptiness of things.


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Published: Jan 10 2008

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