By Ben Lerner

In his daring moment e-book, Ben Lerner molds philosophical perception, political outrage, and private adventure right into a devastating critique of mass society. perspective of Yaw investigates the destiny of public house, public speech, and the way the applied sciences of viewing—aerial images in particular—feed our tradition a picture of itself. And it’s a surprising view.

The guy observes the motion at the box with the tiny tv he delivered to the stadium. he's topless, painted gold, bewigged. His exaggerated foam index finger exhibits the enormous monitor upon which his personal photo is now displayed, a version of fanaticism. He watches identical to his gazing the picture on his transportable television on his transportable television. He unexpectedly stands with hands upraised and initiates the wave that might eat him.

Haunted via our present “war on terror,” a lot of the e-book used to be written whereas Lerner was once residing in Madrid (at the time of the Atocha bombings and their political aftermath), because the writer steeped himself within the background of Franco and fascism. despite while or the place it used to be written, perspective of Yaw will extra identify Ben Lerner as considered one of our so much fascinating and least predictable poets.

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Thus has the vision of Dharma been expounded by the Tathagata. But it is not possible to report on that vision by definite statements [that differ from it] . Chapter XI ll Simile of the King and His Ministers [281] I, 2. Who sees thus, he sees all dharmas, When the minister does everything, the king i s evenminded. Whatever Buddha-actions there are, whatever dharmas o f the Disciples, I t i s the perfection of wisdom which effects them all. '~ Chapter X I V me Bodhisattva and Enlightenment [284-861 1.

There are in jambudvipa many thousands o f kotis o f trees, O f different species, manifold and different in form; And yet there would not also be a difference between their shadows, 18 7. VERSES But when one speaks they are all equally reckoned as shadows: just so do these five perfections o f the J inas Have their name from the perfection of wisdom: When they are being turned over into all-knowledge, The name of enlightenment provides one single principle for all the six of them. Chapter V The Counterfeit and the True Perfection of Wisdom [I 1 2-1 31 1.

The Simile o f the Parachutes 13. 27 14, Just so the wise Bodhisattva, having stood in compassion, Having taken,hold of the two parachutes o f skill in means and of wisdom, Considers dharmas as empty, signless and wishless; Though he does not experience the Blessed Rest, he nevertheless sees the dharmas. The Simile of the Merchant and the jewel Island . ~ 15, Someone, desirous o f jewels, has travelled t o the treasure island, And, having obtained the jewels, he would again return home. te Although in those circumstances the merchant lives q ~ ~ ihappily, Yet he bears in mind the hosts o f his suffering kinsmen: 16.

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