Two Imagined Postcards from Aung Saan Suu Kyi

Edward G. Nilges, “Two Postcards from Aung Saan Suu Kyi”, Acrylic painting stages assembled with text using Microsoft Paint, 20 Sep 2010

“Bhikkhus, all is burning. And what is the all that is burning?”

“The eye is burning, forms are burning, eye-consciousness is burning, eye-contact is burning, also whatever is felt as pleasant or painful or neither-painful-nor-pleasant that arises with eye-contact for its indispensable condition, that too is burning. Burning with what? Burning with the fire of lust, with the fire of hate, with the fire of delusion. I say it is burning with birth, aging and death, with sorrows, with lamentations, with pains, with griefs, with despairs.”

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