Some poetry from Michel Houellebecq. It’s like I see the Dhamma in everything now.
Or at least thoughts that are very closely aligned with the Dhamma . A passage from The Critick that struck a chord recently with me:
The full book is here: http://www.erbzine.com/mag18/critick.htm
Another book I recently found, it’s called “Some of the Dharma” by Jack Kerouac. It’s literally just 400 pages of notes he took on the Dhamma, interspersed with poems and short stories inspired by it. The way it’s done, you can tell he didn’t totally understand it all, but he also didn’t have all the suttas available to him like we do.
Never thought Shakespear had said this:
To be, or not to be: that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them? To die: to sleep;
No more; and by a sleep to say we end
The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks
That flesh is heir to, 'tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wish’d. To die, to sleep;
To sleep: perchance to dream: