The sound of one hand clapping

What is the sound of one hand clapping?

One hand does not have a sound...

This is quite a different topic to talk about. “Well, the sound of one hand clapping is the sound of the other hand, the absent or invisible hand that claps because one hand cannot clap, there can only be two hands clapping. One hand cannot clap without the other. The one hand is made complete only by the other, so that even in its individuality, the one hand claps with the other.”

It is like our one hand relies on the other, because the sound of one hand clapping cannot be heard. Sometimes we as a person also want rely on someone else in life and we are looking for a companion to support us and to make that “sound” in life.

Actually if you think about it, the sound of one hand clapping is no sound. One hand cannot clap; one hand cannot make a sound without its partner (the other hand). The following statement stroke right at me and it is so true.

“There is no sound, and if you seek to discover the sound, you have to accept that there is nothing. If you can accept the nothingness, then you have freed yourself from the need to intellectualize experience, and are free to be aware of existence.”

So what is the sound of one hand clapping … “Nothing”

Editor: Roelien Zwart

Picture Source: (mishdish02.blogspot.com)

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s