"TV Buddha," Nam June Paik, 1974

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"TV Buddha," Nam June Paik, 1974

Postby Bereshith » Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:15 am

Image


Some Reflections:

"As a man thinks in his heart, so is he."

"My joy is to see your joy!"

"I am unique & conqueror. I am not of the slaves that perish. Be they damned & dead! Amen."

"As brothers fight ye!"

"All that we are is the result of what we have thought."
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Re: "TV Buddha," Nam June Paik, 1974

Postby Bereshith » Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:07 pm

Please feel free to add your own reflections if you feel so inspired...
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Re: "TV Buddha," Nam June Paik, 1974

Postby chris S » Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:36 pm

Throw a rock in the water, gold or granite. Kerplunk!
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Re: "TV Buddha," Nam June Paik, 1974

Postby Takamba » Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:19 pm

If you see Buddha on TV, kill him.
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Re: "TV Buddha," Nam June Paik, 1974

Postby Uni_Verse » Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:09 am

I am going to TiVO my meditation for later...
There is only one verse,
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I come or came?
I sung!
To seeD the Way
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WE experience:
THE UNIVERSE!
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Re: "TV Buddha," Nam June Paik, 1974

Postby Bereshith » Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:21 pm

Hmm... I don't seem to have communicated what I intended.

I was thinking much less of the Buddha and much more of Binah as mirror.

I saw the Buddha as just a sort of general visible stand-in for Divinity. Hence, the variety of quotes in the Reflection.
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Re: "TV Buddha," Nam June Paik, 1974

Postby chris S » Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:18 pm

I saw the Buddha as just a sort of general visible stand-in for Divinity.

a bit how he saw the Brahmins?
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Re: "TV Buddha," Nam June Paik, 1974

Postby Bereshith » Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:48 am

From Tiphareth to Binah runs the path of Zayin, The Lovers.

That was really what I intended. Probably would have been helpful to include that from the beginning, but that part came to me afterward as I was trying to figure out how to explain the inspiration. lol...

So,

Tiphareth icon = the Buddha.
Binah icon = camera and TV projection
Zayin = the Reflections given:

"My joy is to see your joy!"
"I am unique & conqueror. I am not of the slaves that perish. Be they damned & dead! Amen."
"As brothers fight ye!"

These, sandwiched between these two bookend quotations from two different relgions:

"As a man thinks in his heart, so is he."
"All that we are is the result of what we have thought."


Alas, now it is merely a dead horse, thoroughly beaten... lol... oh well.
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Re: "TV Buddha," Nam June Paik, 1974

Postby Uni_Verse » Sat Mar 23, 2013 4:40 pm

I saw the Buddha as the divine Self, whose nature can only be seen through the image projected through the lens and onto the TV.
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Re: "TV Buddha," Nam June Paik, 1974

Postby Uni_Verse » Sat Mar 23, 2013 4:41 pm

Only if your soul were on TV,
Might you finally see its beauty
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Re: "TV Buddha," Nam June Paik, 1974

Postby chris S » Sat Mar 23, 2013 4:56 pm

Uni_Verse wrote:I saw the Buddha as the divine Self, whose nature can only be seen through the image projected through the lens and onto the TV.


It had me tripping over my shoelaces as the Buddha wasnt very big on the divine,( he came to the personal conclusion that it is unimportant to enlightenment) The void is the ultimate.
I felt the picture was attempting to illustrate the impersonal.
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