Author Topic: Walt Whitman: a bodhisattva?  (Read 719 times)

Offline a-skier-bows-to-the-dharm

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Walt Whitman: a bodhisattva?
« on: January 20, 2016, 06:52:17 pm »
What do you think?
I found my way back to Whitman recently. He is called a visionary poet, but I think he had the vision of a Bodhisattva.

"My spirit has pass'd in compassion and determination around the whole earth,
I have look'd for equals and lovers and found them ready for me in all lands,
I think some divine rapport has equalized me with them.
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You waters, I have fingered every shore with you.
..."

Offline Dianet

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Re: Walt Whitman: a bodhisattva?
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2016, 05:17:08 pm »
This quote is truly lovely. Makes me want to investigate more of his writing.

 


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