sensei asks, “stop spear… you understanding?” 1
did you stop the spear?
lookout! comparison is the thief of joy! 2
still do you deny cause and effect? 3
1. Saotome Shihan used this expression many times at Shobukan and dojo he visited when invited.
2. President Roosevelt shared this precious gem.
3. To be released
in the suttas we speak of solitary hearers,
a hearer, here, puts the heard into action,
under the auspices of the grace of liberated
intellectual autonomy. that is, that the in-
dividual is free to make an investigation into
conflicting views, much like investigating
conflicting spears. investigation is measure.
matrices of measurements is in isomorphic
proportion to [ ? ] matrices of phenomena.