Wednesday, July 21, 2010
D'où Venons Nous? / Que Sommes Nous? / Où Allons Nous?
Gauguin's koan, inscribed in French on this late, great painting.
With this pith work and title, Gauguin is added to my roll call of non-Buddhists-more-Buddhist-than-Buddhists [Fernando Pessoa, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Agnes Martin, Thomas Merton, et al].
Where Do We Come From?/What Are We?/Where Are We Going?