Starting December 2018, this site consolidates a number of my former, separate blogs (Twelve-Seventy-One, No Merit, and Ocular Octopus) into a single stream. It blends all my interests into a one fire hose of links, quotes, images, and what have you. As I used to say, I’m an ephemera collector and idea connector.
“No merit” is the first of three teachings spoken by Bodhidharma, the founder of Cha’n (Zen) Buddhism, to the Chinese Emperor Wu of Liang in 527 CE.
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