Five Senses? – Six In Buddhism


The five colours blind the eye.
The five tones deafen the ear.
The five flavours dull the taste.
Racing and hunting madden the mind.
Precious things lead one astray.

Therefore the wise person is guided by what she knows
and not by what she sees.
She lets go of ‘that’ and chooses ‘this’.

Laozi, Daodejing

This is a variation on the teaching of Bodhidharma on the five senses. Our senses being hungry and craving to be satisfied. Making it that much more difficult to choose wisely. Mind is regarded as a ‘sense’ in Buddhism and as with the other five is not regarded as seperate on a fundamental level.

Sitting And…..


Hadah cupa coffee
lined faces and limps
scars – brows dark
pain walking
in the sun

Alfa Romeo
smart-casual man
paste e insalata
Espresso (not for me)

Back to
forest seedlings
planting and growing
sitting and knitting
OMG…a snake!!!

In the town and in the forest, moving back and forth. It is interesting to have only limited time on a computer. It is doing me good.