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[Xmca-l] Re: Identity through "experiential texts": Poems and Worksof Art??


Not sure if we are talking about the same one, but there are the 10
Oxherding pictures (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ten_Bulls), the first of
which is called "In search of the ox". The ox is often considered to be a
metaphor for the self (note that the ox is departs in screen 7 and is
entirely gone in screens 8, 9, and 10).

Coincidentally, I just happen to have spent much of yesterday here in Seoul
searching for a depiction of these. (what I got instead was an invitation
to a chesa ceremony by an old man who was honoring his deceased mother. I

In Seoul in search of "In search of the ox",

On Sat, Jul 30, 2016 at 1:42 AM, Lplarry <lpscholar2@gmail.com> wrote:

> David,
> The Buddhist depiction of the oxcart in multiple images with each image
> *dissolving* something (reified??) and the last caption being identical to
> the *original* demonstrating this process of dissolution to arrive at the
> *same* place but transformed. The ordinary become extraordinary.
> Rein may suggest a particular illustration. It is thought provoking
> Sent from my Windows 10 phone
> From: David H Kirshner

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