Sunday, November 2, 2008

Practise random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty

As part of resisting the general commodification of everything - a process that happens both internally and externally - we can do what, in Judaism, is known as a mitzva lishma - a mitzva (doing the Divine will) done for its own sake, not for any reward or benefit past, present or future. Like a zen archer screams and the six arrows have split the bull's eye, so the Jewish artist screams oy vey and makes someone else's day - just for the pleasure of being one with the divine flow, and not even for that pleasure, just because, just somme so....

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