John Hussman of Hussman Funds seems to have gone rather existential in his latest market commentary; speaking of seeds, actions, thoughts, consciousness and quoting from the Tathāgata/Buddha, the Vietnamnese chan master Thich Nhat Hanh and the French existentialist Jean Paul Sartre.
Reading and with my cup of tea in hand, am reminded of Thich Nhat Hanh’s familiar sayings on everyday actions and the potential seeds of every moment.
“Drink your tea slowly and reverently,
as if it is the axis
on which the world earth revolves
– slowly, evenly, without
rushing toward the future;
Live the actual moment.
Only this moment is life.”
-Thich Nhat Hanh
Thich has interesting things to say about other everyday actions as well, like washing dishes.
As with my own stack awaiting in the kitchen sink, I think I’ll get to that later…