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KUU

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KUU

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“Kuu”, translated into English as emptiness, is a basic concept in Buddhism.
Emptiness teaches the lack of substantiality or independence of things,
and stresses the idea of no independent origination, that the present
state of all things is the result of a previous state.
Everything is interrelated and interdependent. Emptiness includes the teaching
of impermanence; everything is always in a state of change.
In other words, everything is an ever-changing process.
The world may be even beautiful,because all phenomena in their own-being are empty.

 

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At the age of two

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At the age of two

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I and Thou

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I and Thou

 

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When I was little, I thought the only “I” in the world, was me.
On reaching primary school and finding myself surrounded by other children of the same age,
I was astounded to notice one day that a friend I’d made also thought of herself as “I,” and
possessed her own “my world” of which she was the center. From that day on, doubt about
what “I” actually means was planted in my mind.

Engaging with the world through travel, I found the world became you and talked to me.
Perhaps there is indeed only one “I” in the universe.
Infinite Is dwelling in a single I, those infinite Is various aspects of the single I.
When egos engage, to each the other becomes you, and thus a connection is forged.

This series was produced with inspiration from Martin Buber’s I and Thou, and Eastern philosophy.

 

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Alone Together

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Alone Together

 

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I may have been your great-grandmother.
Your face, passing by me, I know it.

At a certain point in time, I began to think there are no unrelated people in this world.
As we engage in our lives, each of us who live as individual existences will,
at a certain moment, come across each other suddenly.
When we do, all proper names will be stripped away and we all become “I,”
just one of the number of people in the world. At the root of life that breathes in the
depths of each of us, we will feel that we are all directly connected.

When in a large crowd of people, “I” vanishes.
Within the “countless I’s,” the “big I.”

 

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I was born

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I was born

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