The Philosophotographer

Blurring the line between the sacred and the profane.

Now it`s no longer the presence of God, but the absence of God, that reassures man. It`s very strange, but true.

—Fritz Lang

If you examine the myriad things with a confused body and mind you might suppose that your mind and nature are permanent. When you practice intimately and return to where you are, it will be clear that nothing at all has an unchanging self.

Genjokoan - Dogen, tr. Robert Aitken and Kazuaki Tanahashi

Common things, a flower, a gleam of moonlight, the song of a bird, not things rare and remote, are means with which the deeper levels of life are touched so that they spring up as desire and thought.

—John Dewey, The Public and Its Problems

The body is not a thing, it is a situation: it is our grasp on the world and our sketch of our project.

—Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex

In the metaphysical and religious sphere, articulate reasons are cogent for us only when our inarticulate feelings of reality have already been impressed in favor of the same conclusion.

—William James, The Varieties of Religious Experience