Thursday, March 08, 2012

Ave, Elisson!

As Jews celebrate Purim, Elisson provides us with a little bit of Jewish nondualism: should revel on Purim “ad lo yada” - until one no longer knows (ad de-lo yada) the difference between “Blessed be Mordechai” and “Cursed be Haman.”

Even Elisson's blog post title, with its "yada yada yada," subverts the text and points to something trans-textual. The image on that post does the same: it's The Finger Pointing, and as Zen students know, that finger is meant to point beyond itself, beyond words and concepts, to what is Real.

A mindful Purim, then, to all Jews everywhere.


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