虛妄之相

聽說今年的冬至會碰到350 年來罕見的天文景象, 土星會先移入摩羯座,幾個小時候太陽也會進入,呈現太陽和土星排成一列的現象,這種狀況在占星學上來看,是非常糟糕的星象,做什麼事情都不順。我即時對照通勝,看看在2017 年 12 月22 日,是否真的諸事不宜。根據通勝,又發覺冬至這天不致於太差,起碼宜嫁娶,祭祀,不過就不宜開市,置產等⋯

雖然天文學說法跟通勝不太吻合,心理上兩者都會作參考,但絕對不會輸心理。因為如果有幫襯過紙紮鋪的話,會發覺舗頭紅白二事也會做的,很多時早上幫客戶跟進大妗姐之事宜,下一分鐘就繼續做紙紥公仔,為另一客戶作白事準備。花店也是類似運作,同一批白色百合,有些做婚禮花球,酒店花藝,有些又會作白事花圈,然後所有紅事,白事之花牌全部運上一車,紅白二事共冶一爐,百無禁忌。如果你忌的話,就是輸了給自己的認識。自己的認識可以説是感官資訊(informatics) 來型成,從世界給我們的資訊學回來,看,聽,聞,嚐,觸,所以我們會產生開心,不開心,恐懼,與焦躁。

如《金剛經》所說,「凡所有相,皆是虛妄」所有一切的相,都要將它當成是虛妄的,只要不去執著它,就會產生智慧。

LIFE, Survive, Fashion

Eyeing a trouble future:  Pakistani flood survivor look out from their makeshift tent after fleeing their village near tent, Hyderabad Pakistan. http://www.life.com/gallery/52491/image/ugc1145151/2010-pictures-of-the-year

In a chilling, all-too-familiar story, Masua Abaneru, 22, was abducted by the guerilla group and apocalyptic-Christianity cult, the Lord’s Resistance Army, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Abaneru was taken into the bush where LRA commanders forced his own children to hit him with sticks until (they thought) he was dead. Several days after the beating, Abaneru woke up and literally crawled until he found help.  http://www.life.com/gallery/52491/image/ugc1145951/2010-pictures-of-the-year

A model presents a new dress on the fourth day of London Fashion Week.  http://www.life.com/gallery/52491/image/104292528/2010-pictures-of-the-year

3 pictures depict a varried living pattern from differnt parts of the globe.  What is life?  What is fashion?   When facing the quest of  survival, fashion means nothing.